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We can't tell you for sure whether or not this image of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG on the cover of Autobild is the real deal or a well done rendering based on some spy shots, but it does appear to have that quality of an actual photograph rather than a Photochop special.

The SLS AMG will mark the first appearance of a production car fitted with gull-wing doors since, well... we suppose the DMC-12 DeLorean, though we're certain that Mercedes hopes its car conjure an image of the original 300SL on which this supercar's styling is based. The cues are all there, including a grille that looks like a guppy with its mouth wide open, fender vents aft of the front wheels and, of course, those doors.

Power will surely be provided by the biggest AMG-sourced V8 that will fit under the long hood, though we have heard rumors of an all-electric version arriving in 2015. We'll see about that, but in the meantime you can compare the shot above to spy shots of the car that were officially released by Mercedes back in April.

[Source: Autoblog Spanish]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Pretty car.
        • 5 Years Ago
        lol... if this is a real picture then this car will mark the decline of the once-great MB brand...
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Gullwing doors should have been done on the SLR.
      This car just does not look right.
      • 5 Years Ago

      The lights this guy used just don't look correct.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Not even close to having the beautiful proportions of the 300SL. There's not much I like about this. blah.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It looks quite photoshopped to me. I have real pictures of the showcar here:

      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks nice to me.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Mercedes SLR McLaren has gullwing doors as well. So this wouldn't be the first to have gullwings since the DeLorean. Also, the Toyota SERA has them, though its not in the US.
        • 5 Years Ago
        eh, I wouldn't call either of them real gullwing doors, more like gulwing/lambo hybrids.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The headlights do it in.
      They have nothing to do with the rest of the car's design... like they were stuck using the binnacles cuz they had them sitting on a shelf somewhere...

      Other than that, it looks Ok. The engineering within is what will surely make this car shine. R&T had a really good exposé of it a couple issues back.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The real problems with the car are its headlights, which don't really seem to fit, and the beltline, which rises as it meets the doors instead of arcing and falling like on the old SL.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This seems to be pretty much what all the mules looked like, they did a great job channeling the old 300SL, I like it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Gumpert Apollo has gull wings, how soon we forget autoblog?
      • 5 Years Ago
      did I just travel back in time?

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