Mercedes-Benz SLS Black Series, Coming Soon To A Developing Economy Near You

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
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mercedes benz sls black series coming soon to a developing economy near you

If the Mercedes-Benz SLS is too pedestrian for you, or your spoiled progeny for that matter, M-B has something for you in the form of the SLS Black Series.

Under the hood, the V8 engine has been massaged to produce an extra 39 horsepower, though torque is down by all of 11 lb-ft. 150 lbs have been taken out of the car overall, thanks to things like carbon ceramic brakes and a titanium exhaust system.

Cosmetically, the car is much more agressive, and the bright yellow paint might even make you more visible at night. Just in case you end up doing something silly like knocking someone down on a bicycle in the hills outside of Rio.

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  • TonyJZX TonyJZX on Nov 09, 2012

    it looks fine i'm not a fan of the long nose, cab backward design but i can see where MB were going with this you can bet this was fairly inexpensive car for them to design and it would make them a lot of money there's already a GT version so not sure where they are going with this

  • Lon888 Lon888 on Nov 09, 2012

    There's 2 of those silly things running around on my side of town. The hood looks like it's a mile wide and a half of a mile long. It virtually occupies an entire lane of the road. It's hard to beieve a car that big is really meant for carrying 2 people only. What a waste.

    • USAFMech USAFMech on Nov 09, 2012

      Please enlighten us as to what other cars are inappropriate. I was going to ask BarackOClause for an AMG for Christmas, but I'd rather have my betters tell me what to drive.

  • Alcolawl Alcolawl on Nov 09, 2012

    Is it bad that I care less about how the car looks, and more about how they traded torque for horsepower? I'd rather have more of the former. Oh, the car looks cool by the way, I'm just not a huge fan of the gigantic front end that they have.

    • Imag Imag on Nov 09, 2012

      Fortunately for you, SRT makes a version that has more torque, two more cylinders, and is probably faster. It looks a bit different, but since you don't care about the looks, that shouldn't be an issue. It will also save you a hundred grand off the price of the Mercedes.

  • Srijth110 Srijth110 on Nov 11, 2012

    I am a great fan of Mercedes Benz.Black Series models (such as the C63 coupe, CLK63, and SL65) are lighter and more powerful than the regular AMGs on which they’re based, and they also get more pumped-up bodywork