Ladies and gentlemen, this is the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series, a powered-up version of the well-known gullwing coupe. Set to make its world debut this month at the 2012 LA Auto Show the new vehicle is the fifth in a series of limited production Black Series model. Just like any other Black Series model, the SLS AMG is distinguished by series of exterior styling changes in order to offer an aggressive design.
As you can see from the photos, carbon fiber was used on the more aggressive bodywork and we can find it on the front spoiler, bonnet and rear air diffuser. Moreover, the car is also available with an aerodynamic package as an option, which includes a fixed rear wing.
Furthermore, the rear bulkhead and centre tunnel are also made form carbon fiber. As a result, the SLS AMG Black Series has a total weight of 1550 kg, a 70 kg drop comparing it to the standard SLS AMG. Under the hood, we find the standard 6.2-liter V8 engine delivering 630 hp and 635 Nm of torque. For those who don’t know, the standard SLS AMG has “only” 571 hp.
The SLS AMG Black Series is able to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.6 seconds (0.1 seconds quicker than the SLS GT) and has a top speed electronically limited to 317 km/h or 197 mph.
According to the official press release, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series also received some chassis developments such as wider front and rear tracks but also a firmed up coil-over suspension system. Even the wheels used by the new SLS AMG Black Series are lighter (19-inch front/20-inch rear). Behind these wheels we find carbon ceramic brakes. Now words about the price yet!