After revealing the 2013 Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series, the German manufacturer released today a film featuring the performance version development from a clay model to a real life concept.
The new version is based on the same 6.2 litre V8 engine that sports an extra 39HP compared to the recently revised SLS AMG GT, for a total of 631 hp, though its maximum torque has dropped by 11 lb-ft to 468 lb-ft or 634Nm.
The 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint takes 3.6 seconds, 0.1 seconds less than the non-Black Series SLS AMG. Even so, the supercar is capable to return 20.6 mpg UK (17 mpg US or 13.7 liters/100 km) and has CO2 emissions of 321 g/km.
To achive such performances, Mercedes put its new SLS AMG Black Series on a diet. By replacing the standard battery with a lithium-ion one, they have reduced weight by a further 7.9 kg. In general terms, the new Black Series is 70 kg lighter than the standard SLS.Source: Mercedes