MercedesBenz SLS AMG GT supercar goes even faster

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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT supercar goes faster

Boasting rights all when it comes to creating like the SLS AMG GT.

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AMG unit adds 20 horsepower to the SLS It now from zero to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, 0.1 faster The improvements underscore competition to be the hottest supercar


ROSAMOND, Calif. — the fast just end up going

Such is the case with SLS AMG. The supercar — offered in and gull-winged coupe models — was plenty quick, capable of to 60 miles per hour from a in 3.8 seconds. But now, with a of 20 horsepower to 583, it’s 0.1 faster.

Improvements to the car, which was on a race track here 100 miles north of Los Angeles, deemed significant enough it’s been given a new for 2013: the SLS AMG GT.

The changes in the SLS underscore how are trying to burnish their when it comes to tweaking supercars, which become the of their brands. With razor sharp — from Group’s new SRT Viper to Ferrari’s FF — automakers are having to continually pay to these small-volume models otherwise might go largely for years.

Becoming ordinary, or allowing to catch up to you, just do when it comes to high-end

It’s something to play up to says Scott Burgess, editor for Motor Trend Supercars are all about exclusivity. You your neighbor to look at it and they can’t have it.

The SLS already was exclusive, given its sales and a price tag higher many houses: The new GT will go for as a hardtop, $206,000 as a convertible, up $9,900 from the outgoing Mercedes sold 800 last in the U.S. up 10.8% from the year, Autodata reports.

To make it better, Mercedes’ AMG unit not only upped the in its 6.3-liter V-8, but tinkered the seven-speed transmission and made the firmer.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe

That’s all nice, but really has made the SLS stand out in the supercar marketplace is its looks and In the hardtop, the upward-swinging doors the classic Mercedes gull-wings of the The SLS also has an especially long to allow the engine to be moved behind the front wheels for weight distribution, the results of were evident at the track the car stuck to the asphalt in hard

USA TODAY car editor Chris takes a look at the new 2012 SLS AMG GT Coup and Roadster.

The new SLS GT was given a more sinister appearance by the chrome, including its headlights and

The look shows what when designers come the performance side of the automaker’s Though the AMG unit has a growing of performance models that are versions of their Mercedes-Benz counterparts, the SLS is a special AMG-only

What’s unique about the SLS is the first production car from developed solely by AMG, AMG Product Manager Rob Moran.

just knows, as an auto that he likes it. It’s the of a supercar, he says.


Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe

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