I am launching this new Christmas category with this great commercial by AMG. I have already discussed the SLS GT3 AMG on TheAdsGarage (click here to access the post). I really liked this advert, a very simple and nice way to wish all of the AMG fans a Merry Christmas and a Happy new year 2013. For this commercial, a part was added to the great 6.3 V8 SLS GT3 engine, a part that makes all the difference. The AMG team have been working hard to make sure it will fit on the big V8. Watch the video and find out!
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.
I mentioned the SLS AMG in my previous post “Super Service” that featured Roger Federer. For this commercial, Mercedes has attempted to win the Guinness World Record for the ‘Furthest Golf Shot Caught in a Moving Car.’ Jake Shepherd (professional UK golf player) launched the golf ball from the tee at a speed of 286.46 kmh, and David Coulthard (professional British Formula one driver) made sure it landed in the SLS AMG, 275 metres down the runway. Mercedes were the ones to set the record, there were none before. With this trend of creating a convertible edition of every super car, I think the record is gonna be broken very soon.
Ever thought like regrouping all your dream cars for a drag race? Well Motortrend did. This is a meeting of the best drivers cars in the world for a simple strait line 1/4 mile drag race. A total of 82 cylinders 5000 hp 1.5 million dollars drag race. Looking at the contestants it is really hard to predict the outcome of the race. Enjoy the show!!