Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing
The Mercedes-Benz SlS aMG Gullwing is the first car developed in-house by Mercedes’ performance divi- sion aMG. it is meant to be one of those beyond-super supercars that we’ve simply run out of adjectives for. So you can have a look at the details here and decide for yourself on the best word to describe it.
The SlS aMG Gull- wing comes with an alumi- num chassis and body, likely a magnificent feat of metal- lurgy by aMG that will only fail to impress if coyly placed next to an aston Martin One-77, whose monocoque core is made of highly rigid carbon composite materials. But the precision engineer- ing that goes into this car is nothing to mock: for ex- ample, the 48/52 weight dis- tribution between front and rear, due to a craftily placed mid-front engine, which will render the car’s performance with a ballerina-like balance.
extensive use of light- weight materials will also keep the curb weight down to 1620 kg (providing a power-to-weight ratio of 2.84 kg/hp), as per a prom-
ise by aMG to improve fuel economy and performance through diet and exercise.
The exercise bit comes from technological minutiae that chain as much efficien- cy together as possible from all the myriad of compo- nents that go into an aMG model such as this Gull- wing. This includes items like the engine management system to maximize fuel- burning efficiency, as well as the rear-mounted, 7-speed transaxle spinning from the dual-clutch gearbox.
The Gullwing will come with a 6.3 liter, naturally as- pirated V8 with 571 hp and 650 Nm of torque. 0 to 100 km/h will be 3.8 sec- onds and 0 to 200 km/h in 12. There’s a self-imposed speed limit of 315 km/h on the Gullwing and ceramic brakes to help reign it in as quickly as possible.
The Gullwing is sched- uled to go on sale in the spring of 2010. Price is ex- pected to be somewhere around 140,000 euros. www.millioncars.ru/ news/2009 http://cars.mitsubishi-spb.ru http://dic.academic.ru/pictures