Mercedes SL GTR With a Nissan V8 is Thankfully Just a Virtual Concept [Video]
Unfortunately, despite loving the idea of a Mercedes-Benz supercar with Le Mans-derived styling - or, better yet, a three-pointed star's return to the famed 24-hour race -the following project doesn't exactly resonate with our taste.
Created by Mark Hostler, the “Mercedes SL GTR” aims to show what a road version of a modern Mercedes-Benz LeMans racer would look like. So far so good, but Hostler also envisioned some of the technical details of his virtual creation.
Among the “race car chassis technology, race suspension, carbon ceramic brakes and racing tires”, the not-exactly aerodynamic SL GTR should also use the Nismo-designed 5.5-liter V8 engine from the Nissan GTR GT1 race car with a bit of an AMG touch.
Sorry, but nope, in our honest opinion Mercedes-Benz is more than able to create an engine of that magnitude all on their own. The aforementioned Nissan-engine in a Mercedes supercar idea and the fact that the SL GTR's design looks very much like a 1990s project makes us thing that Mark Hostler might be a bit young to fully understand automotive culture, but maybe that's just us. What do you guys think of the concept?
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