We present to you two minutes of video featuring testing of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing. Every aspect, from design to performance, is seen in the footage.
Mercedes-Benz has sent out a few new videos featuring pre-pro testing of the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing. Mercedes is hard at work on their pick to take over for the McLaren SLR.
This nearly 2-minute long video (thanks, Carscoop) seems to have been shot at about the same time as the photo shoot featuring the same vehicle. We showed you those photos just a few weeks ago. The video shows the car as it goes back and forth from design stages, testing stages, development, engineering, and refinement. By the end of the footage, we see the aluminum chassis vehicle racing through snow and ice down the Pikes Peak Highway in Colorado. Filming was also done in Laredo, Texas, and northern Sweden.
The 1620 kg car will get a 571 hp, 6.2-liter V8 engine that generates up to 650 Nm of torque. The driver will be capable of getting the car to 0-100km/h in under four seconds, and 200km/h in about 12, with the help of a seven-speed dual-clutch trans. The mid-front mounted engine is partly responsible for the impressive 48-52 weight distribution. Ceramic brakes will be installed to bring the car back to zero as quickly as possible. The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing should go on sale in early 2010 at about €140k.