Unveiled: 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT
Although we have only seen the SLS AMG on sale in the U.S. for a few years now, Mercedes-Benz thinks that it's time for a refresh and a new name. The new SLS AMG GT, as it will be dubbed, comes with some minor tweaks to the suspension and engine components and of course a new name. Like us, many of you may be asking yourself, new? Usually a new car comes with some noticeable exterior changes, even a small refresh has some new LEDs, maybe some sharper body lines, but this 'new' AMG virtually keeps the same look. If you look closely, Mercedes claims to have darkened the headlights, glossed out the side mirrors and added red brake calipers instead of silver to give it a newer look. Mostly all the changes come at the drivers hands, feet and underneath the massive hood. The naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 comes with 20 more horses than the previous, bringing the total output to 583-hp. The top speed sits at an electronically limited 197 mph and 0-60 time is down to 3.6 seconds, a tenth faster than the 2012 SLS AMG. This upgraded engine is mounted to an equally revised seven-speed gearbox which Mercedes claims is "significantly" faster in reaction time.
Inside you'll find everything from the steering wheel to the side panels coated in Alcantara leather with a splash of red stitching on the seats, seat belts and floor mats to give it some contrast. Mercedes will also offer a host of optional carbon fiber bits like side mirrors, engine compartment cover and so on.
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