Mercedes-Benz
has been running its new, and most certainly badass, SLS AMG Black Series around the Nürburgring of late, doing the sort of high-speed and handling tests that such supercars require to be perfectly super.

Getting the bugs worked out is a good thing though, as these scary images caught by our spy photographers make clear. This particular SLS seems to have crashed and, quite literally, burned while doing some high-speed runs on the Ring. We're told that the car was carrying both a driver and a passenger, and that both walked away from the wrecked exotic before the fire even started. Good on both counts, then.

As we've reported previously, expectations are that this beastly Black Series will produce horsepower figures north of 600, while also shedding weight and gaining strengthened internals. The fire-damaged hulk seen here would seem to indicate that this latest SLS will make use of the standard car's aluminum superstructure, rather than the carbon fiber used for the SLS AMG Electric Drive, however.

Look for the unscathed production version of the SLS AMG Black Series to be formally introduced sometime in 2013, most likely as a 2014 model.


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      ratpack
      • 2 Years Ago
      too hot to handle
      dukeisduke
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Dodge Ram looks pretty badass, too.
      k_m94
      • 2 Years Ago
      The SLS Black Series, you can have any colour you want, as long as it turns charred black.
      trzjax
      • 2 Years Ago
      Damn, the whole car burned EXCEPT for the front bumper... it would be nice if the camouflaged plastic melted down so we could see how the front looks. MB people are probably cheering and patting each other looking at this... "good crash, good crash..."
      Tweaker
      • 2 Years Ago
      Them gas cars are too daaaaangerous.
      Rollk
      • 2 Years Ago
      Still can't get over how big that hood is
        Timothy Tibbetts
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Rollk
        Reminds me of the family guy episode where he drives a car with a nose like that and when he gets to a tunnel he stops and goes in and out, in and out.
      Gordon Chen
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Just another day at the office. Oh **** the cars on fire!"
      over9000
      • 2 Years Ago
      German engineering at its finest.
      Macvicar24
      • 2 Years Ago
      Did they partner up with Fisker on this one?
      Sj027
      • 2 Years Ago
      That is painful to see. At least it wasn't another Enzo, like it usually is.
      Franna007
      • 2 Years Ago
      Good Lawd, I hope this ain't a trend , First the A45 AMG now the SLS AMG both in crashes. That is indeed one hot Benz. lol Love the comment about the Engineers patting each other on the back " Good crash ...good crash!"( i can almost see it in my mind) Is it just me that spotted 2 different wheels on the car? Lol maybe the car was upset. I wouldn't want to show up at work with different shoes.
        kk
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Franna007
        they do have two different wheels but usually all test cars just have different wheels on it... whatever can fit on it
      zizixx89
      • 2 Years Ago
      hmm take the engine :)
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