Mercedes-Benz has a long history of racing and motorsports, but it was not their focus in the late 60’s. Two engineers with a passion for performance decided to resign and open a shop dedicated to built the ultimate versions of the cars they loved. Mr. A & Mr. G formed AMG to build fast cars, and three decades of dominating the aftermarket prompted Mercedes-Benz to purchase the company in 1999. In doing so, AMG was given a blank check to build the car of their dreams.
Therefore, they built a new 6.2L V8 and a 21st-century resurrection of the famous Gullwing SL. The SLS AMG coupe was soon followed by a roadster, and Mr. duPont ordered one with every option. My experiences behind the wheel of that 2012 masterpiece will be forever burned into my memory. The SLS AMG represents the last Mercedes-Benz supercar to have a big naturally aspirated V8. While they were never meant for mass production, Mercedes and AMG fans spared no expense when ordering. All good things must come to an end, so the final 350 examples of the SLS AMG GT were a series unto themselves.
Each car includes the aerodynamic bits from the Black Series along with two unique choices of forged monoblock 19″ wheels. Designo leather interior was standard, and Dunlop Sport Maxx Race Cup tires were a popular option. The sound of a true AMG 6.2L at high rpm would scare John Force, and it has a style so bold that we will never see another Gullwing. Even the latest Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro does not measure up. This is the end of an era for an independent AMG, and that is why it should be the centerpiece of your collection. Our friends at Fort Lauderdale Collection have all the details, so click the button below to learn more.
P.S. While this would be a fitting place to end, sitting next to this black beast is another 2015 SLS AMG GT Final Edition. It is a red roadster with 3,999 miles. While the Gullwing has an unmistakable style, Summer has arrived here in Florida. The roadster offers the same 591 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque along with a stronger chassis to cope with going topless. The innovative “Air Scarf” is able to force hot or cold air at your neck, providing a bubble of perfect temperature around your noggin. I have tested it at speed, and I still wonder why all convertibles don’t have such equipment. The previous owner added a few goodies from RENNtech, so you will be pleasantly surprised. Click the button below for all the details and stay with us for more amazing inventory from Fort Lauderdale Collection!
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