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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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