Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG gets more powerful with the GT badge

If you were to sum all the reasons to love a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, it would create episodes, longer and more romantic than the Twilight saga. For starters, it is faster than a Ferrari, it is louder than a Lambo, more fun than the Porsche, and all put together, it looks so sinfully gorgeous. There is but, one less reason to love the Gullwing. Now, Mercedes-Benz graces the iconic SLS AMG with a GT badge.

Replacing the SLS AMG coupe and roadster, the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT will sit as the flagship model of the German luxury automaker. The engine, is AMG’s own 6.2-litre V8, that now adds 20 more horses with the GT badge on. It spits out a staggering 583 bhp power with 479 lb-ft of torque. Our favorite bit, the flappy pedal, seven-speed AMG Speedshift dual-clutch transmission still finds its way in the new model. Numerically, it shortens the 0-60mph time to 3.6 seconds, that’s one tenth of a second shorter than the outgoing model. Its top speed is limited to 197 mph, same as before.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG gets more powerful with the GT badge

Now, its not just 20 horses that add the GT badge to the SLS; there is more. Guising as a GT model, the car receives adaptive performance suspensions, with stiffer springs and aggressively tuned dampers. The SLS AMG GT rides on 19-inch alloys upfront and 20-inch alloys on the rear.

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT adaptation follows inside the car with the new Designo style package featuring enhanced interior and styling. As a part of the Designo style package, the SLS comes in three distinct color combinations, including mono and two-tone interior, and features the richest leather finish with contrasting stitching and a diamond quilt pattern on the seats & doors. The list of optional features continues with goodies including, ceramic brakes and carbon fiber parts for both, the exterior & the interior, as well as a Bang & Olufsen sound systems.

What Mercedes has done is, it made the perfect car, a little dearer at heart. Prices will be announced close to its launch in November 2012.

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