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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT

Published in Navis June / July 2014
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The 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT combines classic style with modern technology to make one of the most impressive supercars available to the public. SLS AMG was the first car that Mercedes-Benz designed on its own. The model continues the company's lineage of excellent performance, impressive style, and trustworthy mechanics.

SLS AMG Convertible and Coupe Designs

The new flagship design comes as either a coupe or convertible. The convertible has a retractable cloth top and standard doors. The cloth top opens and closes with the touch of a button. Owners can open and close the top while traveling up to 31 miles per hour.

The coupe has gullwing doors that adds personality to the car. Few vehicles have enough charisma to pull off gullwing doors. This helps makes the SLS AMG GT immediately recognizable. While the convertible certainly has its benefits, it's hard to beat the coupe's definitive style.

 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Oficial Video

The SLS AMG Has Aesthetics that Improve Performance

Both versions have aluminum space frames that make them lightweight. The engineers at Mercedes-Benz enhanced the benefits of a lightweight frame by using a front-mid engine and a rear-mounted transaxle. This gives the supercar a 47-53 weight distribution that improves handling at all speeds.

The new SLS AMG GT also has a profile that lowers its center of gravity. Short body overhangs contribute to the low center of gravity. The design helps the 2014 SLS AMG stay under control, even when traveling quickly on winding roads.

The long front hood cuts through the wind effortlessly, improving fuel consumption without impeding performance. The short tail section lets wind wrap around the vehicle's rear. By keeping the area small, Mercedes-Benz lowers wind-resistance while contributing to the vehicle's aggressive styling.

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Specifications Tell an Impressive Story

Mercedes-Benz's designers thought carefully about every aspect of the 2014 SLS AMG GT. Even a quick look at the car's specifications tell an impressive story of technical achievement.

The 6.3-liter V8 engine creates 583 horsepower at 6,800 RPM. The supercar takes full advantage of its ability to generate 479 pound-feet of torque at 4,750 RPM. A special Black Series version pushes the envelope to 622 hp at 7,400 RPM and 468 lb-ft of torque at 5,500 RPM.

The SLS AMG throttles from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.7 seconds. The car can move so quickly that Mercedes-Benz has intalled an electronic governor that limits the top speed to 197 mph. Even with a limited speed, it's hard to imagine many legal scenarios that would require so much power.

Aesthetics to Match Performance

The 2014 AMG has aesthetics that match the car's performance. Owners get to customize their cars to match their own personalities. The AMG has enough confidence to maintain its sleek exterior and comfortable interior no matter what changes the owner wants to make.

Drivers have easy access to a center console with a seven-inch display. This gives the driver full control over entertainment and navigation.

Built From the Ground Up

Mercedes-Benz takes a unique approach to building the 2014 AMG. Each car is hand-assembled at its production center in Germany. One technician is responsible for assembling each car. That means every aspect of the vehicle is overseen by an expert who understands how the car's systems work together.

The 2014 SLS AMG continues Mercedes-Benz's commitment to luxury aesthetics and high performance. The new vehicle is clearly one of the best supercars built for the real roads instead of race courses. If it's any indication of future designs, Mercedes-Benz will only keep getting better as technology improves.

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Pablo Ferrero

Pablo Ferrero is the leader at the Navis Writing Team, other writers are Naty Frúmboli, Matt Thompson and Mechi di Paola. Our team has extensive experience in writing yacht reviews, articles for travel and sailing magazines and in the general yachting world. In Navis Luxury Yachts Magazine, we combine our knowledge and our love for sailing.

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