Mercedes SLS AMG on Goodwood Hillclimb

If there is one car that currently sits at the top of Mercedes-Benz’s marketing podium, then that is the SLS AMG supercar.

But the roaring V8 vehicle has been starting to loose media exposure in favor of... its electric brother, the SLS E-CELL, which is currently in the prototype stage.

Over the last two weeks, Mercedes-Benz has released a preview of the car, a custom presentation for the electric supercar made by no other than David Coulthard and offered the complete details of the vehicle.

However, in an effort to avoid a Cain and Abel situation between the two supercars, Mercedes has also brought the 6.2-liter version of the vehicle to our attention, releasing a footage that shows the car tackling the corners of the Goodwood Festival of Speed Hillclimb.

The video shows a cockpit view of the the combustion engine SLS AMG’s run up the Goodwood Hill, with a lot of audio goodies included. Subsequently, the supercar enters the site’s display area, allowing mortals to get a closer look.

But before you pump up the volume and watch the video bellow, we’ll take a little time to remind you what the SLS AMG packs in the engine compartment.

The 1,620 kg vehicle is (super)powered by a naturally aspirated 6.2 liter V8 that allows the driver to punish the rear wheels with 571 hp at 6,800 rpm and a maximum torque of 651 Nm(480 lb-ft) at 4,750 Nm. And what happens if the person behind the wheel decided to put the pedal to the metal? Well, his or her universe will be sent past the 62 mph (100 km/h) mark on to a top speed of 197 mph (317). The Earth’s rotation might also be a bit affected from all that torque...

If you liked the article, please follow us:  Google News icon Google News Youtube Instagram
About the author: Andrei Tutu
Andrei Tutu profile photo

In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
Full profile


Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories