During 2014, Mercedes will start production of the GT AMG but before then the German car maker will be making a special edition SLS, imaginatively called Mercedes SLS AMG GT Final Edition.
Both coupe and convertible versions of the Final Edition will be released, both of which are based on the SLS Black Series, but with the addition of a few luxuries not found in the standard SLS. Power comes from the same 6.2 litre V-8 that’s found in the SLS AMG GT so you can expect 585bhp and a 0-62mph time of 3.7 seconds. For some reason Mercedes-Benz has decided not to allow the car to achieve a 200mph top speed as the SLS AMG tops out at 199mph. If they couldn’t find the 1mph through engineering, they could have just told us it’s capable of 200mph.
This new model is basically a run-out of the SLS AMG GT so the changes are mainly cosmetic. There are bespoke alloys and a new aero pack. With a carbon fibre front splitter and a carbon fibre bonnet, the Final Edition at least saves weight over the standard car. Mercedes has also taken away the pop-up wing at the rear, replacing it with a fixed that makes the Final Edition look a little sportier than other SLS AMGs.
The option list offers carbon fibre trim and quilted seats but there probably isn’t too much need to add extras as this is a pretty unique SLS AMG anyway. The factory have confirmed that they’re only making 350 examples of this special SLS. Thankfully they’re not setting an allocation per country as the new machine will be available on a first-come-first served basis.
As you need £165,030 to afford a standard SLS, we’re expecting the Final Edition to come in around £175,000 when it’s released in the first quarter of 2014.