Mercedes unveils the 2013 SLS AMG GT

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As if the SLS AMG was not enough of a supercar, Mercedes has introduced the 2013 SLS AMG GT.

The SLS AMG GT is equipped with a 6.2 liter V8 motor that produces 20 bhp more, i.e, 583 bhp at 6800 RPM. The car has got an upgraded seven speed double clutch gearbox that enables faster shifts and enables the car to reach 200 kmph in 11.2 seconds. The car has a top whack of 317 kmph. The suspension now has a two-mode AMG Ride Control System which offers a stiffer setup and more precise handling. The car also gets adjustable dampers with Sport and Sport Plus options. Talking about the footwear, the car comes shod with 19 inch 265/35 contour at front and 295/30 at rear. The new alloy wheels design has 10 spokes and these are painted in Matt black. The car also gets red painted brake calipers and of course, a GT badge. On the inside, the car gets a flat bottom steering wheel clad in Alcantara, new black dials and a little dosage of black gloss finish to the dashboard.

The key data at a glance:

Cylinder arrangement: ?V8
Valves per cylinder: 4
Displacement: 6208 cc
Bore x stroke: 102.2 x 94.6 mm
Compression ratio: 11.3:1
Output: 583 hp at 6800 rpm
Max. torque: 479 lb/ft at 4750 rpm
Fuel economy: 14 city / 20 highway / 15 combined
Acceleration 0-60mph: 3.6s (est)
Top speed: 197mph*

Please note, preliminary figures. * electronically limited

Other attractive optional extras for the SLS AMG GT include (extract):
• AMG carbon-fiber exterior mirrors
• AMG carbon-fiber engine compartment covers
• AMG Interior Carbon-Fiber package (carbon-fiber trim, trim on seat backrest and side, door sill panels)
• AMG carbon ceramic high-performance composite braking system
• AMG Performance Media
• AMG 10-spoke forged wheels in additional colors
• AMG carbon-fiber interior trim
• Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG surround sound system

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