It has often been referred to as the Mercedes Gullwing but it is largely expected the final production model will carry the label SLC and with a model this sporty we should also see AMG in there somewhere.

One year on from the first sighting of the C197 when our spies caught a badly assembled machine made from several old Dodge Viper parts, we can now bring you photos of the model in early development form. It has often been referred to as the Mercedes Gullwing but it is largely expected the final production model will carry the label SLC and with a model this sporty we should also see AMG in there somewhere.

The juicy details continue to evade the surface leaving us analysing the pictures you see before your eyes. We can see a strip of LED, daytime running lights along the bottom of the headlight clusters. There also seem to be additional LEDs in the top section of the headlight cluster. Another details that pops out are the large cross-drilled, slotted rotors. Those large rotors will be stopping a set of Pirelli tires. We're also pretty sure a large Mercedes star will be dead centre on the grill much like it appeared on the 300 SL.

The SLC is expected to be introduced at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, with a limited sales run of just two years and 12000 units and should carry a price tag of several hundred thousand dollars. We’re hearing horsepower estimates in the 550-650 range, with power expected to come from a forced-induction V8, or maybe even a V10.

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