Mercedes SLC Gullwing Spied Having Electrical Problems

A tipster caught these photos of a Mercedes-Benz SLC Gullwing broken down on the side of the road following a test run.

Our thanks to WCF reader "Michael" for sending this one in.  He spotted a Mercedes-Benz SLC Gullwing test car that had broken down near Affalterbach, Germany.

According to our tipster, the problems took place on 19 February, and were mainly due to some pretty bad issues with the electrics.  Oh well; that's what testing is for, right?

This is the second roadside incident we've seen with test vehicles in the last week.  Previously, we reported on the 2010 BMW X1 getting stuck in snow and having to be pulled out by a much-less-expensive Volkswagen Tiguan.  The Gullwing probably might be a much bigger issue if the electrical problems are endemic across all of their test vehicles.

Anyway, the new Mercedes-Benz SLC Gullwing is expected to debut next year with a big twin-turbo V8.  That engine will be responsible for generating between 550 and 600 horsepower, while delivering around 445 ft-lb of torque.  The car is expected to get a 7-tronic automatic transmission.

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