Powered by an AMG 6.2l V8 engine, the SLS develops 571 horsepower (420 kW) at 6,800 rpm and a maximum torque of 650 Nm at 4,750 rpm. This is enough to make it reach 60 mph from a standstill in 3.8 seconds and keeps on accelerating until it reaches 315 km/h (195 mph).
The unit is paired with a AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission with dual-clutch transmission, which offers the driver a choice of four different driving modes: "C" (Controlled Efficiency), "S" (Sport), "S+" (Sport plus) or "M" (Manual) along with a RACESTART function.
The gullwing will be offered with a choice of nine exclusive paint finishes highlighted by the AMG ALU-BEAM silver paintwork. Additional exterior styling cues include LED technology and motor racing/aviation inspired elements.
Inside, the SLS features elements inspired from aircraft construction design, seen on the dashboard and center console. Highlights include nappa leather, solid metal and (optional) genuine carbon-fibre facings, with five different leather colors available: black, classic red, sand, porcelain and light brown.
The German manufacturer is also reportedly working on an electric and a roadster version of the gullwing, expected to break cover later in the year.