Since Mercedes-Benz created the SLS AMG to fight the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini, it’s only fitting that we continue to compare it to those types of supercars.
Gone but not forgotten, is the mighty SLS AMG. It was only in production from 2010 until 2014 and while Mercedes-AMG came up with a whole bunch of different versions, they eventually decided it was time to move on to another project.
Of course we’re talking about the AMG GT, which you could argue is nowhere near as mega as the SLS. Then again, it was never intended to act as its successor and has been placed by Mercedes itself one rung below.
Jeremy Clarkson once called it the “greatest car in the world”, saying that it was more powerful than a 458, louder than a Gallardo and more fun than a 911 Turbo. Things aren’t always that simple but those types of arguments were pretty easy to defend, considering how this is already a borderline iconic car.
Looking at this car, it’s the RENNtech aero bits that stand out, but it’s the ECU upgrade and the stainless steel long tube headers that make the biggest difference. In total, it’s putting down about 667 PS (26 PS coming from the ECU and 10 PS from the headers).
Either way, it’s a sub 4-second car easily. Even when stock at 631 PS, the SLS Black Series would hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.6 seconds, before maxing out at 315 km/h (195 mph).
Today’s supercars like the McLaren 650S, Huracan or 488 GTB are quicker, but honestly now, wouldn’t you be seriously tempted by the sound of that naturally aspirated V8 and the sheer drama of the gullwing doors?