Mercedes SLS Black Series Will Have 650 HP, Roadster Version

Mercedes is systematically replacing its 6.2-liter V8 unit with a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 in all of its performance models, but it looks like the naturally aspirated monster will go out with a bang. For a while now, we’ve known that the Germans are readying a hardcore version in the form of the SLS Black Series.
Mercedes SLS Black Series spyshot 1 photo
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Now German magazine AutoBild adds more fuel to the rumors around the most powerful SLS, saying the 6.2-liter is being tuned to produce 650 horsepower. That’s about 70 more than the standard car has, but it won’t be enough to challenge a Ferrari 458 or Aventador. Fortunately, a new SLS is in the works right now.

The king of all SLS models will reportedly com not just as a coupe, like the one seen in the latest spyshots, but also as a Roadster. In other good news, it won’t cost nearly as much as was rumored, but you’ll still have to empty your bank account of €260,000 when it arrives in 2013.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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