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GTR
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The next Black Series is out of the bag. Mercedes-Benz's AMG offered a small group of journalists a sneak peek of its 670-horsepower supercar at the New York show last month, issued with the world's most vague embargo. So here we are with details. AMG says the SL65 Black Series is capable of 220 mph, but it's speed-limited to 300 kp/h, or about 186 mph and can do 0-60 mph in less than 4 seconds.


AMG squeezed an extra 66 hp out of the 6.0-liter, bi-turbo V-12, but torque remains unmoved from the magic 1000 Newton-Meter number, equal to 738 pound-feet. (Like the "standard" SL65, it comes only with a five-speed automatic transmission.) The power improvements instead are connected more to AMG's weight-reduction program, which results in a 6.1-pounds per horsepower ratio. The "standard" SL65 has a 7.7-pounds per horsepower ratio. Beyond its engine, the SL65 AMG Black Series is roughly akin to the SL65 AMG what a Dodge Charger Nextel Cup car is to a Dodge Charger SRT-8.

The folding top has been made a fixed roof, the track widened (AMG refused to say how much), the fenders have been flared and the front fenders, hood and roof sheetmetal has been replaced with carbon fiber. The electro-hydraulic Active Body Control suspension has been tossed for a fully adjustable coil spring suspension. Dunlop Maxx GTs are 265/35ZR-19s front, 325/30ZR-20s, rear on one-piece forged-alloy wheels. Brake discs are larger and because AMG plans to build just 350 units for worldwide sales, the car is exempt from European pedestrian crash standards, so the front grille is squatter than the new one on the SL-Series and the hood is lower.

Running on the automotive treadmill shaves 570 pounds off the car's curb weight, 88 pounds of which are the result of switching to a fixed roof. It's now a relatively svelt 4080 pounds.

The rear diffuser also is carbon fiber. The subtle rear-lip spoiler provides about 77 pounds of downforce and rises to a full spoiler at 62 mph.

Your office space for controlling all this includes two carbon-fiber racing-shell seats -- there's no back seat -- a flat-bottom steering wheel and yards of Alcantara. Paint color choices are white, black, red or silver. The Benz goes on sale in the U.S. next year at an if-you've-gotta-ask price well north of the SL65's $188,025 sticker.











redlinehappiness
When I read the subtitle, I immediately thought of this clip from Curb Your Enthusiasm:




The car itself is really sexy, I give it a frozen.
Razor
And I thought they couldn't outdo the CLK Black Series. Fucking fuckity fuck fucking FROZEN.
clarkma5
Three words:

Bad. Ass. Frozen.
moe
Those rims don't suit the car, I dunno wtf they were thinking when they decided the speedo should be black and the rev counter white, it isn't as good-looking as the SLR either. Of course, I don't care. This really couldn't be anything other than frozen...just look at it...
Phix
QUOTE(moethepaki @ Aug 25 2008, 08:33 AM) *
Those rims don't suit the car, I dunno wtf they were thinking when they decided the speedo should be black and the rev counter white, it isn't as good-looking as the SLR either. Of course, I don't care. This really couldn't be anything other than frozen...just look at it...

Are you CRAZY?!

Nothing looks out of place on this car. I'm serious. Why don't you go back to your Nazi-style concentration camp neighbourhood and get a few more violation points?
GTR
there's just one thing that's been boggling my mind.. it may be just me, but what's up with the bristle-y things in the cavity of the gearshift area
moe
QUOTE(Phix @ Aug 25 2008, 08:26 PM) *
Are you CRAZY?!

Nothing looks out of place on this car. I'm serious. Why don't you go back to your Nazi-style concentration camp neighbourhood and get a few more violation points?


Suck a dick Phix. I said the car was frozen lay off, it looks amazing, and will get you more virgins than any Muslim will get in heaven. I just don't think the rims suit the car, and the gauges are just strange.
Synesthesia
^Haha, I agree about that gauge...definitely strange looking. I quite like those wheels. They compliment the badass-ness nicely.
TorqueJunkie
that car = awesome
porsche944
I woulda voted frozen but calling a car "sex" is one of my illogical pet peeves so it only got a yeah
Mitlov
I used to think this car was frozen until someone pointed out the MASSIVE overhangs. I still think it's damn cool, but I'm not quite sure I can give it a frozen.

The drivetrain boggles the mind, though.

QUOTE(porsche944 @ Nov 9 2008, 06:36 PM) *
I woulda voted frozen but calling a car "sex" is one of my illogical pet peeves so it only got a yeah


Ah, but he said "sex on wheels." Five points for a Thrill Kill Kult reference. Now if the choice had been "I hear the roar of a big machine, two worlds and in between," I wouldn't given him fifty points for a SoM reference.
Aircooled
yeah, it would get sex if Merc at least gave you the option of 3 pedals.



QUOTE(GTR @ Aug 25 2008, 05:18 PM) *
there's just one thing that's been boggling my mind.. it may be just me, but what's up with the bristle-y things in the cavity of the gearshift area


Last time I saw that was on my parents old Jeep Grand Cherokee to engage the 4wd....
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