Design

Aluminum spaceframe
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30 hours to handcraft its spaceframe. 3.6 seconds to appreciate why.

The super sports-car performance of the SLS AMG GT starts with the superlatively strong yet light spaceframe that allows its front-mid-engine layout and ideal weight distribution. Welded, bonded, bolted and riveted in a 30-hour process that's nearly 90 percent handwork, only 4 percent of its 530-lb mass is any material other than aluminum.

Shaped by its purpose
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Gullwing coupe or open roadster: Either way it reaches for the sky.

Artful in appearance and elegant in motion as they may be, the signature Gullwing doors of the SLS AMG GT Coupe were necessitated by its spaceframe design, and the desire to allow quick entry with a racing helmet on. The GT Roadster's exquisitely tailored power soft top is engineered to make a quick exit, disappearing in just 11 seconds.

Performance cockpit
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The elements of a perfect union: passion, pureness and precision.

All the essentials are readily at hand, with nothing to distract from driving or detract from its enjoyment. Classic gauges and high-tech displays, exquisitely detailed yet explicitly clear, connect driver to car to road. And from the flat-bottom steering wheel to the intuitive E-SELECT console, each control exudes exactly that: control.


Performance

583 hand-raised horses
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Most powerful V-8 without a turbo. The most seductive, without a doubt.

Arguably the most powerful naturally aspirated V-8 standard in a production car, the handcrafted 6.3-liter V-8 emits force with finesse. Fortified components deliver 94 hp/liter from just 0.79 lb/hp, for 0-60 in 3.6 sec. Dry-sump lubrication allows its low front-mid-engine layout. And its intoxicating sound is matched only by its intense fury.

Rear-mounted transaxle
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Perfectly balanced power. Powerfully perfect balance.

Rigidly linked to the V-8 by a carbon-polymer driveshaft, the rear-mounted 7-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT® DCT transaxle helps create the car's ideal 47:53 front/rear balance. With four selectable modes, 100-millisecond shifts, a one-button Race Start function and integrated limited-slip differential, it's alarmingly quick yet astoundingly seamless.

Racing-bred braking
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Brakes that go to extremes to bring you back from them.

State-of-the-art, race-proven braking technology is engineered to rein in the SLS AMG in the most extreme driving. Compound, two-piece floating front rotors are ventilated, perforated, slotted and grasped by red 6-piston calipers. For the ultimate in track performance, optional Carbon-Ceramic brakes combine increased force with lighter weight.

Braking effectiveness also depends on proper brake maintenance, and tire and road conditions. The carbon-ceramic brakes are designed expressly for high-performance braking. It is a characteristic of their materials and design that brake noise/squeal may result, along with differing brake pedal feel at lower brake temperatures compared to higher operating temperatures.

SLS AMG Black Series
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Superlative? At AMG, it's merely a starting point. A sharp starting point.

For only the fifth time in history, AMG is creating a limited-edition supercar whose figures seem far from limited. Catch a glimpse of its aero-enhanced, carbon-fiber reinforced Gullwing presence. Feel the thunder of 622 hand-raised horses stampeding through four tailpipes. But look fast. A Black Series AMG is not just exclusive, it's elusive.


Craftsmanship

One Man, One Engine
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"One man, one engine". Power delivered from one man's hands to yours.

Lovingly handcrafted and signed by its own master technician, each SLS AMG V-8 is also a technological tour de force. Patented Twin Wire Arc Spray coating creates mirror-smooth cylinder walls. Air intake starts with eight velocity stacks, each nearly a foot long. And virtually every internal component is either fortified, lightened, or both.

Handcrafted spaceframe
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The core objective of the SLS AMG starts at the core of the vehicle.

The aluminum SLS AMG spaceframe is a staggering equation of numbers, processes and materials: some 1,300 body elements, 1,000 rivets, 500 bolts, 230 feet of carefully welded seams and 430 feet of adhesive bonds, taking 30 hours with 90 percent done by hand. The result: each one of the engine's 583 hp need only carry less than 6.5 lbs of car.

An aesthetic triumph
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True to its racing heritage, the finish is where it shines.

From its hardware to its heritage, the SLS AMG elevates every measure of excellence. What you see in every contour is as invigorating as what you feel in any curve: Paintwork shimmers like liquified metal. Cabin appointments are worthy of top-line luggage and concert instruments. Each car is an aesthetic triumph of fit, finish and finery.

designo customization
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Individuality made to order. And to a higher order.

Exotic paintwork and exquisite interiors are crafted by hand, with an exacting eye for every detail. Such exclusive options as matte-finish paints, woven leather and lavish Alcantara® can be individually specified, or you can luxuriate in the expertly tailored fitments and coordinate tones available in the designo STYLE Package.