Mercedes-Benz is still keeping its Porsche 911 contender – rumored to be called the SLC – under wraps, but a new set of spy shots gives us our best look yet at the sporty coupe. With production of the SLS AMG winding down, development of the SLC (codenamed C190) is steadily progressing, and while this car still wears plenty of swirly camouflage, it has dropped the heavier cladding seen in prior spy shots to reveal some of the coupe's lines.

These new shots show that the SLC will wear a face similar to recent Mercedes products with large, LED-trimmed headlights, aggressive fascia air inlets and an upright grille. More importantly, the SLC's rump is coming into focus with its large hatch and integrated exhaust outlets, but you can also make out the shape of the horizontally oriented taillights.

There are still plenty of uncertainties about the SLC. We're hearing that three engines will be offered under the long hood, including a base V8 putting out between 400 and 450 horsepower, while a Black Series version could deliver up to 600 hp. Rumor also says that this car, like the 911, will be a 2+2, but we're unable to verify that from these images. Finally, there is no confirmed introduction or on-sale date for the SLC, but we're guessing it will likely be out late next year or early 2015 with a drop-top model following a year later.


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      Shahul X
      • 1 Year Ago
      Its called the AMG GT.... not SLC
      Lachmund
      • 1 Year Ago
      Gonna be a beautiful car! I love the simple lines with the long hood.
      FuelToTheFire
      • 1 Year Ago
      My wife wants a convertible sports car REALLY badly. She absolutely LOATHES my Evo, going as far as to call it " a Fischer price toy". Quite a few of our friends have convertibles, and she hates showing up to their houses in a compact Mitsubishi, when the rest of them have Z4s, SLKs, TTs, and C30s.One of her friends even has a Maserati GranCabrio. I really LOVE the design of the SLS AMG convertible , but the price is far, far beyond my reach. That's why I've been excited about this car: it's like a cheaper version of the SLS. If it comes out by my wife's birthday next year and has a reasonable price($80k base), I might consider buying one. If it doesn't or its price is too high, I'm going to have to settle for an SLK or maybe an F Type. Maybe a used Mercedes SL.
        Lachmund
        • 1 Year Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        You gonna need at least two more years if you want a cabriolet. Sorry to disappoint you (and your wife).
      The Tooth Cutter
      • 1 Year Ago
      If AMG would learn how to make a manual transmission I might have to call this a sports car.
        Joe Liebig
        • 1 Year Ago
        @The Tooth Cutter
        If Ferrari would learn how to make a manual transmission, I might have to call the 458 Italia a sports car.... 'Cos, right now, you know, the 458 is just a .... an unsporty comfort car
          Joe Liebig
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Joe Liebig
          I just tried to make fun of 'The Tooth Cutter' ... Proper dual clutches with fast shifts, that run up to the limiter ... it's just the way racing has gone. I don't mourn the stick shift. The same way I am not whining about carbon fiber instead of steal, torque vectoring instead of no-electronics, hybrid super-cars instead of huge-displacement monsters, LED instead of halogen, aluminum rims instead of steal, alternator instead of handle ........ and so on.
      FuelToTheFire
      • 1 Year Ago
      "Rumor also says that this car, like the 911, will be a 2+2" What the HELL is the point of a backseat in a 2 door car? It's not safe, it's not practical, and it's not comfortable.
        Matt
        • 1 Year Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        Having those 2 seats also does wonders for insurance prices
        William Flesher
        • 1 Year Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        There are good reasons for "+2" seating. It may not be comfortable, but It is definitely practical as seating for small children, pets or adults for short distances, as well as space for small cargo like back-packs, briefcases or groceries. Even limited versatility is better than none. There are plenty of people who appreciate two-doors, but not all of them can live day to day with a strict two-seater. And I doubt very many of them consider the rear seats a safety issue.
      Merc1
      • 1 Year Ago
      What is the 190E doing there lol? M
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