The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is quite the machine. This long bonneted and gullwing equipped car not only looked every part the modern grand tourer, but also went like a bat out of hell! Alas, all good things must come to an end and the SLS is seeing out its production run with a Final Edition model. Powered by a 583BHP V8 engine, it is not going off into the sunset without causing a scene. However, the question of what will replace it soon comes to mind… The Mercedes-AMG GT begins to show itself.
Today at the New York auto show Mercedes-Benz announced a few key things about their new flagship model. Firstly, and very controversially, the car will drop the “Benz” part of its name parting with tradition and instead adopt Mercedes-AMG in its title. This is the second AMG developed sports car Mercedes are producing and the name change is to highlight that further. Named Mercedes-AMG GT, the cars interior has been shown for the first time featuring a dominant centre stack and body hugging seats. Finished in carbon fibre and masses of leather, it all looks very smart, as you would expect the very best of Mercedes to be.
The finished article will be revealed and go on sale by the end of this year.