• Apr 1, 2010
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 – Click above for a high-res image gallery

The gossipmongers at Autocar are reporting that the race-bred Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 that's getting its American debut at the New York Auto Show this week may be the foundation for a street-legal SLS AMG Black Series. We've heard rumors of a racier SLS for some time, but this is the first time we've heard heard the BS *ahem* designation attached to the project, and we expect a production roadster debut before we see a harder-core version of the coupe, so it'll probably be a bit of a wait.

Naturally, we're always down with hotter versions of our favorite supercars, and if the reports turn out to be true, the wicked gullwing shouldn't disappoint. Supposedly the boffins at AMG will find a way to squeeze even more power from the standard 6.2-liter V8 and will do their best to pare down the coupe's weight at the same time.

The report reckons all the extra speed will set buyers back quite a bit, with early guesses saying the SLS AMG Black Series will cost somewhere around $275,000. Steep? Sure, but the good news is you've got some time to save your pennies. Autocar says the car won't see production until 2013.

[Source: Autocar]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      yummy car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's not a rumor: the prominent Dutch car magazine Autovisie (print mag, but with http://www.autovisie.nl/ for a website) already confirmed it in the latest issue, which came out today! The editor-in-chief spoke to AMG boss Volker Mornhinweg about it, and he confirmed there will be a SLS AMG Black Series. Predicted release: 2014 or 2015.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I hope the ALMS does the RIGHT thing and open up its GTC (GT3) rules to allow all these new GT3 cars! There's re-freshen Aston Martin Vantage N24, Audi R8 GT3, Z4GT3 which ran at this past weekends VLN races and other cars coming down the pike all the time.

      This is the future of motorsports, built along side the production cars.

      I know AMG is really chomping at the bit to race these things.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It looks even better than the stock version. Awesome and gorgeous car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      why? cuz they can.