The iconic Porsche 911 and the much loved Jaguar F Type are looking all set to soon meet a new rival from popular German premium car maker brand Mercedes. To be named as the SLC AMG, the new performance car is looking all set to make its public debut in late 2014.
As mentioned above, the upcoming 2015 SLC will be a Porsche 911 and Jaguar F Type adversary and will be at par with both these cars in terms of pricing and performance. Underpinning the car will be a modified version of the mighty SLS’s aluminium spaceframe architecture.
Mercedes recently released spy shots of a prototype of its upcoming front engine-d, rear wheel drive sportscar and what we have here today are speculative rendering based on the spy shots that we have seen so far. As can be seen in these renderings, the car carries a significant amount of design cues from other Mercedes AMG sportscars, particularly from the SLS.
The upcoming car sports a long hood and a short back, all of which makes the upcoming really look like a baby-SLS. One of the striking features of the car’s styling are the vents on the front fender, a design feature that has been inspired from that of the iconic Mercedes 300SL coupe.
It is being said that the SLC won’t feature the much loved gullwing doors and will instead come with conventional side-hinged doors. This would not just keep the weight of the car under a check but will also ensure increased body stiffness.
Details on the engine options haven’t been revealed yet but it would be safe to predict that the car will get both the V6 and the new twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 motors that would have a max power output in tune of 330 bhp and 490 bhp respectively. 0-96 kmph sprint is expected to take merely 3.5 seconds and the motor will come mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The 2015 Mercedes SLC has been codenamed as the C190 and the baby SLS could really end up affecting the sales of the 911.
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