Way back when we were calling the SLS the SLC, the men and women at AMG in Affalterbach were keeping a secret: there would be an SLC in addition to the SLS. The current car that we have had the opportunity to love in coupe and roadster forms is slated to end production in 2015. What will pick up where it leaves off is the SLC, a so-called "baby SLS" with a 4.0-liter V8 and an eight-speed, dual-clutch transmission.

Car magazine predicts the future coupe will have aluminum-intensive construction and be a better performer than the SLS it replaces. It could also be a median point, itself a 911 rival but perhaps serving as the basis for both an SLK variant and some other carbon fiber supercar beyond the SLS that could challenge a McLaren. After the unloved offspring that was the Mercedes McLaren SLR, we'd be in the front row of any grudge match to see if a hotted-up SLC could settle that sore score.


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      FriskyDingo
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is is cool, but I have to say- good luck, they've their work cut out for them.
      - v o c t u s -
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'll give the SLR a hug. That was a sharp machine!
        tinted up
        • 3 Years Ago
        @- v o c t u s -
        It would look better if it was still a viper.
        Krishan Mistry
        • 3 Years Ago
        @- v o c t u s -
        Sharp indeed. And it sounded like God after eating 1000 burritos and some laxative. Which was pretty damn cool.
      Hailey Martin
      • 3 Years Ago
      So what is this talk about "reviving" the SLC name? Back in the 70s the SLC was a lengthened R107 SL coupe that looked sporty but was more of a comfortable grand tourer.
      BobKustofawitshz
      • 3 Years Ago
      Until it comes with a true manual transmission, it won't be a "911 fighter".
      Ryan
      • 3 Years Ago
      While this sounds very exciting, I am always a little cautious when someone says they are building a "911 fighter." I would love to see a BASE 911 or 911 S fighter, yet most of the times people say "911 fighter" then tend to focus on the Turbo price and performance level which is a shame.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      sparrk
      • 3 Years Ago
      i don't see Mercedes building a McLaren fighter , unless McLaren makes a GT car.
      Dennis Baskov
      • 3 Years Ago
      According to worldcarfans.com the car should also be tremendously cheaper. I'm going to miss the SLS however, it's a hell of a car.
      ryan
      • 3 Years Ago
      this car is awsome, im glad they ditched the slr for this.
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