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Offline AshSimmonds

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Holy Toledo! :faint:

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After months of spy shots and speculation, the Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series is finally out in the open. And with a $320,000 price tag, a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 and only 200 units on their way to the U.S., it's a serious stopgap between the deceased SLR and Mercedes' 2011 SLC gullwing supercar.

Mercedes' in-house tuners applied their tried and true philosophy to the SL65 AMG Black Series, beginning with a carbon fiber hood, fenders and trunk, along with nixing the retractable hard top in favor of a fixed carbon fiber roof with an integrated roll cage. As such, the Black is 550 pounds lighter than the stock SL65, coming in at 4,122 pounds.

Seven vents – three in the bumper, two on the hood and two in the fenders – feed copious quantities of air to the 6.0-liter V12, fitted with a duo of upgraded turbochargers. Power is up to 661 hp available at 5,400 rpm, while torque remains the same at 738 lb.-ft. With a five-speed automatic gearbox equipped with AMG's speedshift software, the Black can hit 60 mph in 3.9 seconds on its way to a gearing-limited top speed of 199 mph.

Expect the SL65 AMG Black Series to debut in Paris, with sales beginning in the U.S. early next year.

http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2009-mercedes-benz-sl65-amg-black-series/





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Offline Aircon

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looks hot.

can't wait to see the new gullwing!




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Offline waz356


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At this rate Ash will have to create a Mercedes AMG section.



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Looks much more hard edged than most MB's of recent times. I would hope that it drives more hard edged too



Offline AshSimmonds

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At this rate Ash will have to create a Mercedes AMG section.

What other forums are there for the kraut missile crowd?  I know there's plenty of ///M chattie lines but never really stumbled on an AMG one.  If enough folk start yakking here about them I'll make a new board.



Offline flamestone

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Whoa. Now that's a lot of small coupe.

And other models with that oversized 3-star badge look like they've had a grille from Merc commercial van slapped on them, but somehow that gets away with it very nicely.



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