The Black Series epidemic has claimed the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG as its latest victim. Our spy photographers recently managed to catch a few photos of the SLS AMG Black Series out for a little testing on the Nürburgring.

What will the vehicle bring to the table when the production version arrives? The whispers kicking around the web indicate that buyers will enjoy around 650 horsepower wrapped in a package that's lighter than the standard car. The extra power and reduced weight should get the Black Series to 60 miles per hour in around three seconds flat.

No one knows for certain, but we feel confident in guessing that the machine will also embrace a host of suspension and brake modifications for an even higher performance threshold. Don't think that all of those toys will come cheap, however. Chances are the model will cost over $500,000.


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      FriskyDingo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, that front end treatment makes this things a near dead-ringer for the GT-R at a glance. Awesome car, though. I've loved all of the Black Series offerings so far, and I imagine this one won't disappoint. As for the price, yeah, it's expensive, but when you're playing in this leauge, the price isn't going to be a dealbreaker. This is going to be a highly collectible, exclusive car w/ some serious performance to back it up. Having said that, give me a standard SLS Roadster.
      Krishan Mistry
      • 3 Years Ago
      It would be perfect priced at $300K, which is a reasonable 100k more than stock. 500k would be a bit much, though likely due to low #s adding rarity. But price doesnt fully matter; it didnt stop Toyota selling a 560hp supercar with an italicized L for $375k, it wont stop Mercedes selling every one of its 650hp flagships. I hope for that price at least, drop the weight from GT car to track weapon levels, add the customary Black Series bulges, flares, and wings (fully functional), and basically focus on making it more like an SLS GT3 road car and not an SL65BS or SLR, both overpowered, overweight, and not as good to drive as expected.
      montegod7ss
      • 3 Years Ago
      Time for Clarkson to melt the tires off of it while driving sideways so we can get a review of the "handling."
      The Law
      • 3 Years Ago
      Judging from the SL65 Black Series this should be some where around $300K
      Alex Butti
      • 3 Years Ago
      Leave the SLS AMG as is. I think this new Black Series prototype has one fugly Chinese bodykit on it. No thanks !
        Krishan Mistry
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Alex Butti
        Most of it is camouflage cladding, you realize? You can clearly see hastily screwed on metal plates around the front intakes to obscure the actual shape. And the rest is customary fender flares like all Black Series models. Even with the fake camo body, it still looks hot and aggressive, and not like a fugly 'Chinese' bodykit. You want a fugly body kitted SLS, see Masonry
      Michael Glazer
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nice Nissan!
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Michael Glazer
        If you're comparing them to Nissan by how they're both coupes, then I agree with you. They are, in fact, both coupes. Other than that and the headlights, I don't see any resemblance with any Nissan.
        The Other Bob
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Michael Glazer
        If you said nice Viper, you might have a point.
      JC914
      • 3 Years Ago
      >$500K? i'll take the LFA instead.
      Moreno636
      • 3 Years Ago
      $500K+......they must have lost their shietzen minds...
      deeeznuuuts83
      • 3 Years Ago
      So at 650 hp, is it still using the 6.2-liter (but on steroids), or is it switching to the twin-turbo V-8?
        Krishan Mistry
        • 3 Years Ago
        @deeeznuuuts83
        Probably a super tuned 6.2 revving to nearly 8k. The 5.5 turbo cant easily fit under the hood of the sls and c63 because its to wide. Which means for now the hot rod and supercar merc both have the meanest sounding V8's in the lineup.
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Krishan Mistry
          Uh the new 5.5 isn't too wide lol. They're even talking about throwing it under the hood of the next generation C-Class.
          Sean
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Krishan Mistry
          +1 to everything Krishan's posted. Nice to see someone informed posting on Autoblog.
          Krishan Mistry
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Krishan Mistry
          @Elmo Exactly, the next generation C class designed to accomodate the extra width of a turbo V8, while this model cannot. Why do you think Mercedes' smallest AMG gets the biggest displacement engine while everything else downsizes to a smaller displacement turbo V8? Because turbos themselves are bulky. Same thing for the SLS. Though its hood is the size of a king sized bed, the car isnt a likely candidate for the M157 because of the extra width, and the engine's position way behind the front axle. When and if the SLS receives a major redesign, it will accomodate the turbo engine better.
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Krishan Mistry
          Wait, hold on... The engine isn't really that wide lol... I've just remembered that the same engine is in the new SLK55 AMG. How much more tight can you get than the compact SLK? If you're talking about the turbo plumbling, there's always moving other mechanicals and electronics to accommodate the turbo plumbling. Don't really have to do fabrication in order to fit it.
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