Just in case you thought the 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG was beginning to look a little bit slow against the competition, our friends at Motor Trend found some photos of the SLS AMG’s soon-to-be powerful variant: the SLS Black Series.
Motor Trend managed to catch this car lapping (what else?) the Nurburgring. The prototype appears to wear flared fenders and larger wheel arches, along with some body cladding that obscures part of the front fascia, which will likely be modified for Black Series duty.
Other than that, the German test vehicle isn’t much different from the current stock SLS AMG–which probably means that the Black’s performance modifications didn’t need any warrant any major body amendments. That doesn’t mean the car won’t be powerful, however: we’re told to expect the SLS Black Series to use an enhanced version of the SLS’ 6.2-liter V-8, which could produce as much as 650 hp. That sort of power could translate into a 0-60 mph sprint in less than three seconds, and a top speed of more than 200 mph.
For now, Daimler’s mum on the details, but until Mercedes-Benz decides to release further information on its forthcoming super-supercar, check out the rest of the photos at Motor Trend.
Source: Motor Trend