Here’s the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG to dream about. Mercedes has unveiled the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT that delivers even more performance and is available in both the roadster and coupe body styles.
Here’s the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG to dream about. Mercedes has unveiled the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT that delivers even more performance and is available in both the roadster and coupe body styles. According to Tobias Moers, Board Member and Head of Overall Vehicle Development for Mercedes-AMG GmbH, “The new SLS AMG GT demonstrates the sort of potential which lies in AMG’s super sports cars. With its even higher levels of performance, the SLS AMG GT excites out on the race track in particular by providing an emotionally enjoyable and passionate driving experience.”
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT packs 583 horsepower (20 more than the current SLS) and 479 lb-ft. of torque from its 6.2L V8. The V8 is mated to an AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission located on the rear axle that is more direct and aggressive in the manual “M” transmission mode. Thanks to newly developed gear change logic and optimised transmission control, it has been possible to shorten reaction time significantly during shifts. The extra power gets the SLS AMG GT from 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds with a top speed set at 197 mph.
A newly developed AMG Adaptive Performance Suspension also enhances the vehicle’s sportiness. In the case of the SLS AMG GT, Mercedes-AMG has combined the sophisticated suspension layout of twin aluminium wishbones all round with specially tuned variable, electronically controlled dampers. Compared with the AMG Adaptive Suspension from the 2012 Model Year SLS AMG, the new AMG Adapative Performance Suspension for the SLS AMG GT features stiffer and more aggressive spring/damper tuning for a more dynamic feel.
The SLS AMG GT comes standard with 265/35 R 19 tires on the front and 295/30 R 20 tires on the rear.
The interior of the 2013 SLS AMG GT gets sports seats covered in designo leather, with center sections finished in Alcantara. Alcantara is also found as an accent on the door panels. The interior also gets red seat belts, red trimmed floormats and red contrast stitching thoughout the interior on the sports seats, center console, dashboard, and door panels.
The 2013 SLS AMG GT will effectively replace the SLS AMG when it arrives in mid-November.