Just in case the SLS AMG GT isn't ferocious enough with its standard 583 horsepower, an even more powerful Black Series coupe is available for 2014. It boasts 622 horsepower, high-performance parts like ceramic brakes, and a roughly $276,000 starting price.
One might think it difficult to improve upon the grandness that is the SLS, but for 2013 Mercedes-Benz found a way. Most notable is the addition of 20 more horsepower under the hood to raise output to 583 horsepower. In addition to adding "GT" to its name, the 2013 SLS AMG features a recalibrated 7-speed automatic transmission, modified suspension, and darkened headlights and taillights.
The SLS AMG GT is Mercedes-Benz's supercar, a $200,000-plus luxury rocket that combines blistering performance with exquisite fit and finish. Available as a 2-seat coupe or convertible, the SLS-Class has the power and pedigree to run with the finest from Ferrari, Aston Martin and Bentley. The SLS AMG GT boasts some of Mercedes' most advanced technology and highest power output while also infusing the provenance of its ancestor, the 300SL "Gullwing." Like that 1950s coupe, the hardtop version of the SLS is defined by its upward-swinging doors, while roadster versions enable top-down thrills. In coupe or convertible form, the SLS features a rubber-burning 583-horsepower V8 engine. For 2014, the SLS' second to last year of production, an even higher-performance Black Series coupe is available.
By Tom on Saturday, May 17, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 11,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "art form, reliability, fun to drive, exclusivity"
Cons: "fuel consumption is weak."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"We own both the coupe and roadster. The roadster is my wife's only car and the coupe is mine. The dealer offered us a 7 year bumper to bumper warrantee for an extra $3500, so my future costs are fixed. They sound great, are of typical german quality, and both hold a set of golf clubs in the trunk. We are car people so we love the conversations these cars create. Our choice was over the Bentley, Lambo, Aston,Audi R8 V10 & Ferrari ... and while a couple came close, this cleary was the best built in terms of daily usability and on-going maintenance (although from a maintenance perspective, the Audi tied). Love the cars. Great purchases. (By the way, I have 11,000 on the Gullwing and my wife has 3800 miles on the roadster. One final thing ... my wife is 70 and 5'2" and has no trouble reaching the gull wing door. She brings it down as she gets in."
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