The baby version of the new Mercedes SLS AMG has been rumored ever since the sports car hit the scene, but the company has remained silent regarding official confirmation. New evidence has now risen from the ashes that confirms the model will be built and as expected, will carry the label SLC.
The data stems from Head of Design Gorden Wagener who spoke to British magazine Autoexpress at the Beijing Auto Show. The model is still in its earlier stages of development so we shouldn't expect a release until 2014.
Power will reportedly be produced from a brand new 4.0-liter V8 engine that would likely have a power output of around 500 hp (373 kW / 507 PS). The report also mentions that the new 3.5 liter V6 unit with 302 hp (225 kW / 306 PS) that debuted in the SLK could form part of the line-up.
Mercedes is targeting a selling price of around €80,000 for the new SLC which would make it a viable rival to the Porsche 911.