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2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition news, pictures, specifications, and information

The new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT FINAL EDITION: The ultimate super sports car

The grand finale: the SLS AMG GT FINAL EDITION brings an impressive era to an end in exclusive style. The FINAL EDITION model, built in a limited run of just 350 units, represents the last opportunity for customers to order a SLS AMG – while at the same time reflecting the unrivalled success story and unique scope offered by the first vehicle to be completely built by Mercedes-AMG. The super sports car, wîth its 435 kW (591 hp) AMG 6.3-litre V8 front-mid engine, offers a fascinating combination of truly exceptional design and equipment features. Exclusively developed Cup tyres enhance its dynamic performance.

The SLS AMG GT FINAL EDITION is celebrating its twin world premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show and the Tokyo Motor Show (both: 20 November to 1 December 2013). The market launch will begin in March 2014. The super sports car will be available as either a Coupé or a Roadster and, once 350 units have been built, production of the SLS AMG model series will come to an end.

Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH: 'As the first car to be completely developed by AMG, the SLS AMG marked the beginning of a new era for our company. And now, in the form of the SLS AMG GT FINAL EDITION, we are offering our customers one final and extremely attractive variant of our super sports car. With its numerous carbon fibre-look body components, a further optimised aerodynamic balance and optional Cup tyres, the SLS AMG GT FINAL EDITION has the absolute potential to fascinate.'

Exterior wîth exclusive carbon fibre-look bonnet and rear spoiler


The special design of the SLS AMG GT FINAL EDITION ensures that it stands out in visual terms: the carbon fibre-effect bonnet wîth central air outlet, the carbon-fibre front splitter on the front apron, the fixed carbon-fibre rear aerofoil that is so reminiscent of the SLS AMG Coupé Black Series and the exclusive AMG forged light-alloy wheels make it a real head-turner. Particularly in conjunction wîth the designo magno graphite matt paintwork that has been adopted from the collector's model, the SLS AMG GT3 '45th ANNIVERSARY' (available as an option), the carbon fibre components and the AMG forged wheels have a distinctly sporty flair. To add to the distinctive visual impression when seen from behind, the struts of the rear apron are finished in high-gloss black.

New aerodynamic components comprising a carbon-fibre bonnet, rear aerofoil and front splitter reduce the lift on both the front and the rear axle. As on the SLS AMG Coupe Black Series and the SLS AMG GT3, the carbon-fibre bonnet of the SLS AMG GT FINAL EDITION features a central air outlet. Apart from effectively dissipating engine heat, this outlet also increases downforce at the front axle and improves the Cd value. The engineers at AMG have utilised the vacuum effect to deliver the double benefit of dissipating the hot air from the engine compartment at the same time as drawing up the cool airflow from the vehicle's underbody. The optimised aerodynamic balance not only improves the car's potential on the racing circuit, but also contributes to handling safety.

AMG forged wheels and newly developed Cup tyres

The AMG forged wheels in a cross-spoke design are available in two colour variants: painted matt black wîth a high-sheen finish or painted matt black wîth a high-sheen rim flange. Red-painted brake callipers provide an effective contrast. New 'Dunlop Sport Maxx Race' Cup tyres in size 265/35 R 19 (front) and 295/30 R 20 (rear) are available on request as a no-cost option. These Cup tyres have been exclusively developed for Mercedes-AMG. Not only do these improve §teering precision: they also increase grip. The SLS AMG GT FINAL EDITION thus lends itself for use by aspiring racing drivers on private or closed-off circuits.

AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine producing 435 kW (591 hp) and 650 newton metres

Opening the carbon-fibre bonnet reveals the front mid-mounted AMG 6.3-litre V8 power unit set low down and well to the back. With an output of 435 kW (591 hp) at 6800 rpm and maximum torque of 650 newton metres at 4750 rpm, the high-revving eight-cylinder engine guarantees dynamic driving at its finest. The SLS AMG GT FINAL EDITION accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds, and can reach 200 km/h in 11.2 seconds. The top speed is 320 km/h (electronically limited).

Fast-reacting, variable and emotionally exciting – the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission proves to be the perfect match for the V8 naturally aspirated engine. With four shift programmes, RACE START and an automatic double-declutching function, the dual-clutch transmission mounted in a transaxle configuration on the rear axle brings wîth it the perfect prerequisites for top performance. The particularly dynamic shift characteristics, and the shorter reaction time when selecting gears manually, enhance the emotional experience for the driver. The AMG RIDE CONTROL performance suspension wîth variable, electronically controlled damping, includes the 'Sport' and 'Sport plus' programmes.

Interior wîth designo Exclusive leather in a diamond pattern

It is not only the exterior design and the engineering of the SLS AMG GT FINAL EDITION that will satisfy the most discerning of tastes, but also the interior: the high-quality ambience is characterised above all by the striking designo Exclusive leather in a diamond pattern that is used to upholster the centre panels of both the seats and the doors. Contrasting topstitching in silver coordinates perfectly wîth the black leather upholstery, the silver seat belts and the black floor mats edged in silver leather. Carbon-fibre trim comes as standard.

A particularly exclusive detail is the 'AMG FINAL EDITION - 1 of 350' badge on the carbon-fibre centre console. A further high-quality feature, both to look at and to feel, is the so-called '3D seam': a fine strip of Alcantara® set into the leather-covered instrument panel demonstrates the attention to detail that is so typical of Mercedes-AMG. Contrasting topstitching skilfully hand-worked in silver adds the finishing touch to the 3D seam, underlining the craftsmanship involved. The AMG Performance §teering wheel in Alcantara® wîth silver 12 o'clock markings all-round and a high-gloss black real metal insert matches the high-gloss black surrounds of the air vents. The sports seats feature an embossed AMG emblem in the head restraints.

The market launch of the SLS AMG GT FINAL EDITION will commence
in March 2014. An overview of the pricing for Germany is as follows (incl. 19% VAT):
• SLS AMG GT Coupé FINAL EDITION 225,505 euros
• SLS AMG GT Roadster FINAL EDITION 233,835 euros

Additional attractive optional AMG extras (selection):
• Carbon-fibre exterior mirror
• Carbon-fibre engine cover
• Interior Carbon-Fibre package (additional carbon-fibre trim on seat backrest and side, as well as door sill panels)
• Ceramic high-performance composite braking system
• AMG Performance Media
• Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG surround sound system

Tremendous variety, terrific success story

Whether Coupé, Roadster, GT, Black Series, Electric Drive, the GT3 racing version, the new FINAL EDITION or – last not least – the Official F1® Safety Car in the Formula 1® World Championship: the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG has been causing a stir since 2009. The output of the models wîth road-going approval ranges from 420 kW (571 hp) to 552 kW (751 hp).

The super sports car celebrated its world premiere in its Coupé guise at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt/Main in September 2009, wîth the market launch taking place in the spring of 2010. The spectacular gullwing model was followed in 2011 by the SLS AMG Roadster and the customer-sport racing model, the SLS AMG GT3. With various titles in international championships such as the ADAC GT Masters, the FIA GT3 European Championship and the FIA GT1 World Championship, as well as over 100 victories in race series on five continents, the racing version of the gullwing model has impressively demonstrated its extraordinary performance. In particular, long-distance successes in the Bathurst 12-hour race and the 24-hour races in Dubai, at the Nürburgring, in Spa-Francorchamps and in Barcelona have spectacularly confirmed the competitiveness of the racing gullwing model. In 2013 alone, the SLS AMG GT3 2013 thus claimed the 'grand slam' of classic GT3 long-distance races, wîth four victories in succession. In the hotly contested Blancpain Endurance Series, the SLS AMG GT3 similarly won the championship title in 2013.

Since early 2010 the SLS AMG has also been ensuring safety in Formula 1, the ultimate motor racing series, as the Official F1® Safety Car. The FORMÚLA 1 SHELL BELGIAN GRAND PRIX in September 2012 saw the SLS AMG GT take over this role.

In June 2013 came the market launch of the two most powerful variants: the SLS AMG Coupé Black Series wîth 464 kW (631 hp) and the SLS AMG Coupé Electric Drive wîth 552 kW (751 hp).

SLS AMG now already a classic of the future

Since its world premiere in 2009 the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG has won numerous awards of international significance. Not least on the basis of its breathtaking design and acknowledged superb driving dynamics, the super sports car from Mercedes-AMG is today already deemed to be a classic of the future.

Source - Mercedes-Benz
Roadster
Chassis Num: WDDRK7JAXFA011243
Sold for $228,800 at 2015 Bonhams.
This Mercedes-Benz was manufactured in 2014 as a 2015 model year vehicle. It is one of just 350 examples built of the final edition SLS AMG GT. It is finished in graphite grey over a charcoal interior. It is a U.S. market example that has had just one short-term New York based owner in the summer of 2014. It has been driven fewer than 6,000 miles from new.

The final edition of the SLS AMG made its debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. They were available in Coupe and Roadster form, and just 350 examples were produced. They were given an aggressive looking hood with central air scoop, front splitter and rear spoiler all made in exposed carbon fiber. The inside was finished in leather upholstery in a diamond-stich patter, with a Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG surround sound system. There are Alcantara accents, silver seat belts and black floor mats edged in silver leather. The car has a 7-speed Automatic AMG transmission, 4-wheel disc brakes, and an independent suspension. The 6300cc dual overhead cam AMG V8 engine features an electronic fuel injection system and delivers 583 horsepower.
By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2015
 
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