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Mercedes-Benz 2010 New York Auto Show

Mercedes-Benz debuts the SLS AMG GT3 at the New York International Auto Show (April 2-11, 2010, Jacob Javits Center).Excerpts of a March 31, 2010 press release from Mercedes-Benz follows.

SLS AMG GT3 Makes U.S. Debut

Automobile fascination paired with spectacular race car design – that is the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3. The racing version of the 2011 SLS AMG has been conceived as a customer sport vehicle for participation in race series based on FIA GT3 regulations. Meticulous lightweight construction and optimized chassis, brakes and aerodynamics deliver uncompromising dynamics. The extra special SLS AMG will make its race track debut in 2011.

Thoroughbred motorsport technology for the race track

Automobile fascination paired with spectacular race car design – that is the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3. The racing version of the SLS AMG has been conceived as a customer sport vehicle for participation in race series based on FIA GT3 regulations. Meticulous lightweight construction and optimized chassis, brakes and aerodynamics deliver uncompromising dynamics. The extra special SLS AMG will make its race track debut in 2011.

The clean design and breathtaking form of the SLS AMG have been effectively accentuated by targeted modifications to the bodyshell. The new components, made largely from lightweight carbon fiber offer a clear indication of extraordinary race track performance and extensive aerodynamic development work. Continue reading » »


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AMGmarket.com: 2010 AMG Driving Academy Dates

The AMG Driving Academy “Pro Level” is available this year at Road Atlanta (June 28-30, 2010). And, they added the SLS AMG to the list.

FULL PRESS RELEASE FROM MBUSA, MONTVALE, NJ:

Following its inaugural year in the U.S., Mercedes-AMG is presenting a new season for driving enthusiasts who want to sharpen their advanced driving skills at the AMG Driving Academy. Among the list of enhancements is the addition of a Pro Level for 2010. Under the guidance of top professional instructors, the AMG Driving Academy offers the opportunity to personally experience the excitement of motorsports and the track capabilities of Mercedes-AMG vehicles including the all new 563 hp SLS AMG, capable of 0-60 mph in less than four seconds.

Originally founded by Mercedes-AMG in Affalterbach, Germany in 2007, the AMG Driving Academy launched in the U.S. in 2009. More than six-hundred driving enthusiasts participated in the advanced driver program last year, and participants now have the opportunity to attend an advanced three-day Pro Level program at one of the top circuits in the U.S., Road Atlanta. Program participants have the opportunity to get behind the wheel of several AMG models including the E63 AMG, SL63 AMG, C63 AMG, SLK55 AMG and SLS AMG. Continue reading » »


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AMG Market: Mercedes-Benz 2011 SLS AMG Desert Gold

The SLS AMG Desert Gold was created for the Dubai International Auto Show that took place in mid-December. The AMG Desert Gold was unveiled at a media event in Abu Dhabi that included Nico Rosberg.


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AMG Market: SLS AMG In the Cockpit – Video

A close-up of the interior of the SLS AMG with commentary about the AMG designers’ intention of the aircraft “cockpit” feel.

From Mercedes-Benz TV:

The SLS AMG makes the driver feel like a jet pilot without leaving the ground. The interior of the gullwing sports car is designed to ressemble a cockpit-like atmosphere. Interior designer Hans-Peter Wunderlich reveals the design philosophy that has shaped this gullwing model.

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Gullwing Super Sports Car From Mercedes-Benz AMG

Daimler has released press materials for the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG: the Gullwing super sports car from Mercedes-Benz and AMG

AMG_SLS_2010_03 Laguna Seca (USA) – Automotive fascination and high-tech at the highest level: the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, which is due to be launched in spring 2010. This Gullwing model captivates with a purist design, intelligent lightweight construction and superior handling dynamics, and is bound to cause a sensation in the super sports car segment. The new SLS AMG is nothing short of a masterpiece by Mercedes-AMG GmbH. As the first independently developed vehicle, the super sports car is the highlight in the company’s more than 40-year history. It not only takes AMG, the performance brand within Mercedes-Benz Cars, into a new era, but also demonstrates development expertise of the very highest order.

The new super sports car from Mercedes-Benz and AMG makes for an alluring proposition with its unrivalled technology package: aluminum spaceframe body with Gullwing doors, AMG 6.3-liter V8 front-mid-engine developing 420 kW/ 571 hp peak output, 650 Nm of torque and dry sump lubrication, seven-speed double-declutch transmission in a transaxle configuration, sports suspension with aluminum double wishbones and a curb weight of 1620 kilograms based on the DIN standard – this superlative combination guarantees driving dynamics of the highest order.  … Photo Gallery:

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