Lot 153 - 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS 63 AMG
|Odometer reading||5,698 miles|
|Result||Sold - £198,240|
- Extremely low mileage example
- Full service history
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is a two-seater luxury supercar developed by Mercedes-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 seriously impressive performance figures with 0-62mph in 3.8 seconds and an electronically limited terminal velocity of 197mph (317 km/h). Well respected American motoring magazine, Car and Driver tested the SLS on the drag strip and recorded a quarter mile time of 11.7 seconds at 125mph (201 km/h).
Registered in September 2010, this right hand drive Mercedes-Benz SLS is a particularly handsome coupé car with its Gullwing doors reminiscent of the 1950s 300 SL. Finished in metallic silver with a red leather interior, this SLS sounds as good as it looks and has covered only 5,698 miles. The 6208cc engine roared into life when requested and it is blatantly apparent there is an extraordinary amount of horsepower available to your right foot. This Mercedes-Benz is in excellent order and benefits from a full service history. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until October 2022, this is a superb piece of design and engineering from the German manufacturer with the potential to be a sound future investment.
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