Presented by Mecum Auctions – As one of just 132 examples built for the entire planet, this 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series is one of the most exclusive cars ever to wear the three-pointed star, a claim amplified by the Fire Opal Red paint it shares with only four other examples worldwide. It is also one of the most complete. The first car developed from the ground up by Mercedes-AMG, the SLS GT became an instant classic by virtue of its flashy gullwing design and world-class performance worthy of the original 300SL that inspired it.
Nestled amidships in a brilliantly engineered spaceframe chassis, its naturally aspirated 6.2L V-8 engine and paddle-shifted 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission delivered a 197 MPH top speed, with ABS and driveline traction control always at the ready to counter the V-8’s power. The car’s incredible performance is balanced with such civilizing features as dual-zone automatic climate control, heated seats, COMAND voice activated navigation, an AM/FM stereo and SiriusXM satellite radio, Parktronic Parking assist, a rearview camera and blind spot assist. In totality, the SLS AMG GT was the crown jewel of the Mercedes-Benz/AMG collaboration. Yet, the wizards at AMG had more to say on the matter, and the Black Series served as their ultimate statement. They shaved 154 pounds with increased use of carbon fiber and a titanium exhaust system, added downforce with a lower front splitter and optional rear wing, and raised output by 39 HP to 622 HP at a lofty 7,400 RPM.
Offered at just 2,326 miles, this one-of-five Fire Opal Red SLS AMG Black Series coupe also boasts the fully adjustable suspension, lightweight polished AMG forged aluminum wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires and huge carbon-ceramic disc brakes that fill out the Black Series specification. Trimmed in black Alcantara and leather with red accents, the cockpit focuses the driving experience with the AMG Performance steering wheel, snug-fitting heated bucket seats and tailored controls, inviting confidence at the upper limits that are its home turf. A battery tender, books, two key sets and a custom-fitted AMG car cover are also included.
This vehicle will be auctioned off at Mecum Auctions’ Glendale 2021 event (March 18-20).