“It is a machine so unlikely ever to be real, it may be a unicorn” – Richard Hammond Top Gear. Ending this years category of Christmas commercials is this nice, soft, powerful and simple ad by Pagani for there majestic Huayra. This is not an ad in the proper meaning of the word. It is more of a tribute, a tribute to Modena Italy, the city were this new breed was born, a tribute to its creator the famous, 5 diamond engineering award winner, Horacio Pagani. This chill tribute drive to the Concerto cafe in Modena was achieved by a 700hp 6.0 liters twin-turbocharged AMG V12 hypercar. Yes for me it is the Ultimate hypercar, the ultimate dream machine. It is the combination of the work of the worlds finest, exhaust and body designers and engine and brake manufacturers.
After launching the SLS AMG 45th Anniversary edition a couple of weeks a go, Benz are announcing the SLS we were all waiting for, the Black Series edition. Eight month after the C63 Black edition, an SLS was a must. This new version of the famous SLS is not only road friendlier but also faster and lighter than the SLS GT. Does it have a screaming, shouting, ear fu**ing V8 combined with a whooping exhaust? Most probably. But this time the famous 6.2 V8 has been squeezed and now delivers 622hp and 634 lb-ft. The weight saving has been achieved thanks to the installation of light weight ceramic brakes, and lots of CRFP (Carbon fiber reinforced polymers) made parts here and there. The end result is a Black Edition 70kgs lighter than the previous SLS GT. I really like the fact that this Benz includes a lot of features from the 45th anniversary edition while being a derivable comfortable car that you can take on a spin around the track on Sundays. The Solar Beam paint is very similar to the Electric Yellow of the MINI models. I really liked the color but I think that, as all Black Edition models, this SLS should definitively be featured in white. The ad by itself is nothing special, the intention of Mercedes was just to show there new creation to the world; just show it not listen to it.
A few days ago Mercedes revealed its all brand new SLS AMG GT3 45th Anniversary edition model. I just love the “anniversary editions” sports cars they always have amazing features. Most of the times, the features added to the car transforms it into a collection car, not a “better to drive version” of the production model. This SLS AMG GT3 is a perfect example. Would you be able to drive this version of the SLS in your every days life? I dough it. For this 45th anniversary, the AMG team worked on a race edition of the SLS model. They mostly developed the aerodynamics. This edition is much lighter than the road version. It features a huge rear spoiler, a roll cage and other aerodynamic parts.
The interior is completely optimized to minimize weight. A big number of the luxury features have been replaced by carbon fiber race like buttons. Only 5 of these monsters will be build. They will be completely hand made and delivered by the AMG team directly to the lucky customers. Regarding the engine, the SLS GT3 will feature the normal 6.3 liters V8 that is available in the SLS AMG model.
Introducing the new 45th Anniversary edition of the SL65 AMG. Mercedes announced that it will produce only 45 specimens of this beast. This special edition model will feature the same SL65 AMG 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine that delivers 621hp and 737 lb-ft. Other than the “designo magno graphite” matte paint, and some 45th edition badges, this special edition version has mostly the same features as the regular SL65 AMG.
Regarding the Ad, the tear of that middle aged man a the beginning of the commercial is just priceless. This SL 65 AMG is definitively “the only place where men can cry”.
Introducing the official ad of the C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series. Like the C63 AMG with its 451hp and 443lb-ft of torque wasn’t fast enough, Mercedes introduced the coupe black edition of that model featuring 510hp and 457 lb-ft. This upgraded version of the C63 AMG is just wonderful.