Lot 157 - 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster (6.3 litre)
|Odometer reading||17,503 miles|
|Estimate||£100,000 - £125,000|
- Finished in the excellent colour combination of Obsidian Black with Anthracite Black Nappa leather
- 10-spoke AMG forged wheels
- AMG high-performance compound brake system
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is a two seater luxury supercar developed by Mercedes- Benz-AMG to replace the SLR McLaren and is the first Mercedes-Benz designed in-house by AMG. Described as the spiritual successor to the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, clearly the design inspiration also drew on the spectacular 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé from 1955. Unveiled in 2009 with sales starting in mid 2010 for European customers, the SLS gained instant fame with its use as the safety car in the 2010 Formula One season and being the cover car for the widely acclaimed Gran Turismo 5 Playstation 3 computer game. The engine is a dry sump 6.3 litre AMG V8 with quad camshafts, four valves per cylinder, forged pistons, forged and balanced crankshaft and Bosch fuel injection which produces a colossal 563bhp at 6800rpm. This equates to impressive performance figures with 0 to 62 mph in 3.8 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 197mph.
This righthand drive SLS is finished in the striking colour combination of Obsidian Black with Anthracite Black Nappa leather interior. Such cars are well equipped as standard, however the list of options fitted to this SLS is impressive including; memory package, AMG performance steering wheel, tyre pressure monitors, adjustable suspension, heated and electronically operated seats and blind spot assist. The cockpit area of such cars is an area of beauty with great ergonomics offering the driver a truly memorable experience. This unmarked example offers a great opportunity to purchase a ‘Big-Benz’ following in the company’s tradition of ultimate roadsters, blending breathtaking performance with superb driving characteristics.
Previous lotLot 156 - 1993 Ferrari 348 Spider
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