• Nov 17, 2008
The new Mercedes-Benz SLC Gullwing supercar has been caught again, and this time, spy photogs have captured what's on the inside. A few grainy shots have surfaced (that look more like magazine scans) showing the dash and console utilizing components pulled straight from the Mercedes-Benz parts bin. The COMMAND knob joins a steering wheel similar to the unit fitted to the AMG SL63, with a flat bottom, three spokes and directional control buttons. The HVAC controls and headlight switch look very M-B too, even if the new supercar won't end up badged a Benz. Rumors hint that the vehicle might simply be badged as an AMG.

As a successor to the SLR McLaren, the SLC is expected to be powered by an AMG 6.2L V8 producing upwards of 550 hp and will share similar proportions to the Ferrari F430. Project C197, as the Gullwing SLC is internally known, is expected to make its debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, with a cloth-roofed convertible R197 version to follow a year later. While much of this could change between now and then, one thing seems certain, the car will be a true successor to the iconic Gullwing, at least in terms of the doors.

[Source: World Car Fans]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Call me crazy (and it could be because it is pre-production) but that interior looks like crap.
        • 6 Years Ago
        you totally ruined it, man...
        • 6 Years Ago
        I agree. so damn crowded!
      • 6 Years Ago
      So how can a front engined car share similar proportions to the mid-engined F430?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I want to say it's the qualityof the picture, but I can't. It's fugly.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like a spaceship or somthing. Way too cluttered, should learn from Rolls Royce or someone. Or even Ferrari and put an iPod Touch in the dash.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Mercedes is definitely on a throw-back kick with these new interiors...just look at the new GLK. Maybe they are trying to garner the sales from the glorious 1980s.
        s13hybrid
        • 6 Years Ago
        I was just about to say, it looks like a concept from the 80s/early 90s.


        It may look less tacky without all the silver.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like a new version of KITT.
      • 6 Years Ago
      so which button starts the car?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I hope this is a pre-production interior.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like it. The outside is retro and the inside is functionally simplistic.

      Anyone driving these cars would probably be more interested with outside aesthetics (retro, heritage tribute to the 1954 300SL), engine performance, vehicle performance and all the gauges that display engine vitals and feedback.

      This isn't the Benz you take to Starbucks coffee, the ice cream shop or drive around the block to impress your friends and show off your parent's car (though I'm sure that's what you all want to do in one way or another - hey, I can't blame you).

      With all due respect, that's what the GLK and C-class are for. Duh. :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      They could have got someone from mp3car to do a much better job than that.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Mercedes seems to be on a pretty consistent downhill slide over the last decade.... current S class, SL Black excluded.
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