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Old 11th July 2008, 11:23   #1
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Default The New Mercedes SL Black Series Unveiled

Here it is — the interim heir to the Mercedes Benz SLR’s throne. With the McLaren-Mercedes supercar heading out of production, Daimler is rolling out the most powerful and sporty SL ever — the SL 65 AMG Black Series. It will be the most hardcore ‘Benz on the market until the eventual arrival of the SLC über coupe.

As with previous Black Series offerings from Mercedes-Benz, the SL65 AMG Black Series promises supercar performance, thanks to large quantities of power and a lighter curb weight.
Mercedes engineers were able to wring out an extra 57 horsepower from the car’s twin-turbo 6.0L V12 — bringing total output to a monstrous 661 horsepower (20 more than the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition). But despite the bump in horsepower, the engine’s torque rating remains the same at 738 lb-ft.
Power is sent through Mercedes’ five-speed automatic, which is able to shift in as little as 250 milliseconds. As with the car’s suspension, the automatic transmission has two different sport settings.
The SL also went on a hefty diet to become the SL65 AMG Black Series. Through the extensive use of carbon fiber in the car’s front fenders, hood and new fixed roof, the SL shed about 570 pounds — bringing its curb weight down to a still rather portly 4,080 pounds. Of note, the decision to make the roof a fixed unit wasn’t strictly a weight-saving measure — it simply wouldn’t fit in its retracted position because of the car’s steamroller rear tires.
To round out the performance package, Mercedes also equipped the SL Black Series with a new adjustable suspension, a wider track, larger brakes, a deployable rear spoiler and a lower hood.
Inside the SL Black Series, the car features carbon fiber shell racing seats, a flat bottom steering wheel and plenty of Alcantara. The SL’s back seat has also been removed to save weight. However, the carbon fiber seats won’t make it to the U.S. as they do not have side airbags.
The SL65 AMG Black Series is expected to hit the U.S. market next year — in white, black, red and silver — with a price tag north of $300,000.

Source: Leftlane News and AutoBlog
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I love it, evil personified
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Looks like this is gonna be Jeremy Clarkson's new favourite car. Can't wait to see it on Top Gear.
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Wow ! it looks awesome and neat.
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Man what a beauty...must compliment Merc from every angle.
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Look at it and it says . I am FAST. Awesome car. I just love it and what more, you can use it everyday.
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Thats the best looking Merc iv ever seen.!!
The first pic is my desktop background now.
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Stupendously aggressive....those 660 horses are going to ensure that Merc's sensitive traction control light stays permanently on. AMG should introduce all wheel drive; will help transfer the power in a more *useable* way.
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Awesome beast.It looks like hell.I love the new face lift.The old one was quite boring.This looks like it will stand out.
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Awesome! Killer! seductive!!

I wonder of it comes in reeeeeed!

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Mercedes-Benz Presents The Mean SL65 AMG Black Series

Its a real beast. Can touch 320 kmph. Engine could be developing 720 bhp, but tuned down to 661bhp.
It has got both, show and GO !

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Now that is amazing! I somehow don't like the wide body stuff on it..neither the spoiler! But the engine would just blow anyone away.

But man this is one mean ride. Love it!
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Wow ! Must say very agressive styling. 660 BHP!!
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OMG! See this beauty. The curves, I am loving it. Those alloys are crazy-looking. And the 660 horses

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Looks like this is gonna be Jeremy Clarkson's new favourite car. Can't wait to see it on Top Gear.
Presently i suppose it is the CLK AMG Black Series.

The car looks awesome and is a killer !
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