What do you get when combine the Mercedes SL Roadster with AMG and a pornographic amount of horsepower? You get unfiltered 100% pure AWESOME in automotive form! While the Porsche 911 and GT-R were slap-fighting each other on the ring, Mercedes decided to take them both by surprise and drop their McLaren SLR replacement on us.
like the previous SL roadsters the SL65 AMG Black Series is powered by a 6.0 liter twin-turbo V12. However this time you get a power boost up to 661 horses and 738 ft-lbs of torque which is probably enough to alter the rotation of the Earth! By molding several of the body pannels in carbon fiber (including the hood and the fenders) AMG was able to put the SL65 Black Series on a 550lbs diet over a stock SL65.
With that much power and torque on a lighter frame this rocket is more than capiable of 200+ MPH speeds but its gear limited to just 199mph.
Oh, it should also be said that the horsepower, torque, and weight aren’t the only astronomical numbers for this German muscle car. The price tag on the SL65 AMG Black Series is $320,000! Even if you’re lucky enough to have that much money to play with, only 200 units will be sent to US shores. So, there is a good chance all of them are already pre-ordered by now.
But just because you may not be able to have one doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy this masterful piece of engineering thanks to the hi-res photo gallery at autoblog.