New spy images reveal the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG with a white exterior paint job for the first time and less camouflage. The AMG-developed supercar develops 571hp from its 6.2-litre V8.
While it's true that much of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing supercar has been spied in various guises before, this is the first time it has come out in clear white. White is said to be almost as popular as silver/ grey in many markets around the world for Merc. These spy pictures also show a bit more flesh under the SLS' skin as it sheds a few pieces of camoflage. We can see two trapezoidal tailpipes as well.
Of course the car's interior was officially revealed through a few pictures that showed not mere cutaways but the real thing. Switchgear, the gear lever, the dashboard, the centre console and parts of the seats were clearly seen in those pictures.
Mercedes-Benz has already announced engine details for the SLS. It uses a 7-speed double clutch transmission coupled with a 6.2-litre V8 of natural aspiration to produce 571hp (420kW) and 650Nm (479lb-ft) of torque. The 0 - 100km/h run will be completed in 3.8 seconds and top speed will be 315km/h.
McLaren Automotive which was Mercedes-Benz's partner in the development of the 2003 SLR McLaren supercar, are working on their own new challenger codenamed the P11 for this segment. However, engine and performance details have not been released.