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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Safety Car live shots – Click above for high-res image gallery

During our tour of the Mercedes-Benz AMG facility in Affalterbach, Germany this morning, we spotted this track-ready SLS AMG Safety Car hanging out, and we couldn't resist snapping a few photos.

As we reported earlier, the SLS AMG F1 Safety Car is, for the most part, mechanically unchanged from the street-ready version, save its slightly augmented tailpipe. From there, Mercedes-Benz has outfitted a new carbon fiber hood with front-mounted camera, an all-LED roof light bar, and a rear number plate with an integrated camera.

Checking out this SLS Safety Car in person only has only made us more excited to see it put to good use during the Formula One season, and it brings back fond memories of our time spent flogging the 2011 SLS on both the track and street. Hot stuff. Click through our attached gallery to see high-res shots of the car in the flesh.



Photos Copyright © 2010 Chris Paukert / Weblogs, Inc.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Car is terribly ugly, I can't stand to look at it. Its so awkward looking
        • 5 Years Ago
        I concur. Its a step backward. I think their SL's are beautiful but *this*?? NAH!

      • 5 Years Ago
      ok,
      the b-pillar just kills this car for me
      it's just so ugly looking I can't stand seeing it

      the rear might need a bit of help but I love the rest of the design
      I just hope M-B finds a way to update that b-pillar in the next few years, though I doubt it
      • 5 Years Ago
      Oh brother(!). No matter what they do to this car, NOTHING makes it look good. It's just not a beautiful car. Park it next to its competition, and it looks badly proportioned and badly styled. Even a Mazda Miata (MX-5) is a better looking car . . . and cost far less!