• Jul 30, 2008
The facts surrounding the forthcoming Mercedes-Benz SLC supercar are scarce, but one thing's for sure: gull-wing doors are part of the package. So far, we've only seen spy shots of the SLC wearing body panels pilfered from other M-B products, along with one Viper-clad mule. But these newest images procured by eMercedesBenz not only give us a glimpse of the gull-winged homage, but also provide us with some idea of the proportions of the new supercar.

Previous reports suggest that underneath the elongated aluminum hood lays a turbocharged version of AMG's 6.3-liter V8, putting out around 600 hp and an unruly amount of torque. The cab-backwards stance, short rear overhangs and makeshift spoiler all hint at the Merc's pavement punishing potential, and the raised driver's side door -- still far from complete -- appears to remain true to the original 300SL.

Click the image above to check out more shots from eMercedesBenz.


[Source: eMercedesBenz]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Viper with better engine transmission and suspension.
      Jason Magio
      • 6 Years Ago
      This whole car looks like a new Viper, does anyone else see that? The head lights are the only real exception to this theory.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What BAMF said, seriously. Mercedes could teach other car companies a lesson or three. They have nice cars starting around 32k up to their bad ass cars like the SLR at 500k or so. Not too many car companies have such a large range of vehicles, none at all with a low end of 32k.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I could be mistaken but I thought the SL65 AMG Black Series was supposed to take the throne after the SLR. I guess it will have a short run at the top.
      • 6 Years Ago
      those doors are going to be really hard to put on a Civic. Can't wait to see the rice boys try.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I can hardly wait.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The return of the Gullwing. Cool!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Thats some hardcore camo covering the car, but it looks like they want to bring back the old school styling of the orginal 300sl, which is going to be a great looking car. Also, Those are some huge brakes on that car, I am guessing more horsepower than the last model. And um, it has a trailer hitch, weird.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I would guess the trailer hitch is used to load down the engine, transmission and suspension. It makes the car exercise.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Maybe this will be good enough for MB to "beat them all"!!
      heh.

      yes, as a matter of fact, i do think we should start working "beat them all" and "Audi bye bye" jokes into MB-related posts.
        • 6 Years Ago
        You still have to be able to drive the dang things.
        A C63 is mostly uncontrollable around the track, fun as it is to drift!
        Didn't a bone stock M3 V8 beat it around the test track on Top Gear?
        And the Stig showed how to mash an apple on an apex with the M3 V8 but Jeremy couldn't do it with the C63 in three tries.
        'Beat them all' is meaningless on the street. An 80's GM Syclone on wet pavement will beat most anything, except maybe an RS6 quattro.
        • 6 Years Ago
        This should help them achieve their "ONE GOAL! TO BE NUMER 1!"

        God that song made me laugh (at them, not with them)
      • 6 Years Ago
      After all the body work is sorted out, and it gets rid of that 'Viper built in a junkyard look' I think its going to be an awesome car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I would think it would have a beefier version of the AMG Black Series motor.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow, a Mercedes Viper.
        • 6 Years Ago
        yea... step out of a viper and into... well, even a c-class.... i think you'll feel silly about your comment.
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