2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series
  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series
  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series
  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series
  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series
  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series
  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series
  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series
  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series
  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series
  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series

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We might be looking at the end of an era in European performance models. Mercedes-Benz is doing away with the SLS in favor of a rumored smaller and cheaper SLC, and Porsche has said that a new 911 GT2 isn't necessarily a sure thing, which means another 911 GT2 RS is even farther away. In its latest video, Evo's Jethro Bovingdon pits the ultimate versions of these German sports coupes against each other and finds two of the fastest cars the magazine has ever lapped around its track.

As we learned some time ago, the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series is one bad boy. The car boasts 622 total horsepower, a top speed of 196 miles per hour with 0-60 coming up in 3.5 seconds, and has shed 154 pounds when compared with the "base" SLS AMG.

A Mercedes-Benz product isn't officially launched until the release of rolling footage set to driving choral strains akin to O Fortuna. We can hereby report that the launch of the SLS AMG Black Series is done and dusted, the minute-long video below providing a soundtrack for the 622-horsepower coupe's recent announcement.

Just yesterday, Mercedes-Benz released a teaser on its Facebook page showing what we could only guess was the SLS AMG Black Series, and this morning our suspicions proved true as the automaker removed the tight-fitting cover. Preparing for the car's official debut at the 2012 LA Auto Show, the latest addition to the Mercedes-Benz Black Series is by far the most impressive with extensive measures taken to improve performance and reduce weight.