When the gullwing Mercedes-Benz of the modern era, the Mercedes SLS AMG broke cover, there were hardly any eyebrows that didn’t rise in surprise at the beauty this car was. It had a design that was generations ahead of its time and today, the car has come a full circle and is playing its last card. Mercedes Benz has just revealed the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition which as the name suggests will be the last SLS AMG ever produced. It will come in the coupe and roadster guise and its production will be limited to just 350 units, that’s how exclusive the car is.
The car gets a carbon fibre hood which makes it look better than before (not that it wasn’t pretty awesome before), the front splitter and the bumpers get redesigned as well. We all know how fast the car goes so to bring it to a halt, you get the all new AMG spec brakes because stopping it is like stopping the road runner. You get a rear wing, blacked out headlights, ORVMs now are made of carbon fibre and the AMG alloy wheels to make this car the perfect sports car of your dreams.
How can we not talk about what is under the hood of this dream car. You get a 6.3 litre naturally aspirated V8 motor that belts out a hair raising 591 BHP and a seat pinning torque of 673 NM. It surely will take a Michael Schumacher to tame it but hey, it ain’t a common man’s car either. It’s a rear wheel drive and the rear wheels are given the power with the help of a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox which does its work like nobody else can.
The car gets a head-up display and an all new touchpad which gets integrated into the armrest. What this does is that it lets you access radio and the SATNAV system with ease but on a serious note, would you really care to listen to the radio over the sound of its exhaust note? The SLS AMG was first launched about four years ago as a successor to the 1960 300SL gullwing car. And now you’d be wondering what happens after this car calls it curtains. The word on the street is that it will be succeeded by the SLC AMG which will lock horns with the Porsche 911 and will have a 5.5 litre bi-turbo engine under its hood.
It’s been a short lifetime but no matter what, the car was a safety car to F1 cars. That speaks for itself. Price? In Germany the 2014 Mercedes-Benz-SLS AMG GT Final Edition Coupe will cost about 225 thousand Euros (Rs. 1.90 Crore) and the 2014 Mercedes-Benz-SLS AMG GT Final Edition Roadster will cost about 234 thousand Euros (Rs. 1.97 Crore). Get your check books ready, cause these cars will be lapped up pretty soon.