Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Design | The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Swipelife recently sat down with Gorden Wagener, the head of design for Mercedes-Benz and the creator of the SLS AMG supercar to discuss the inspiration and process behind this gem. The car was inspired to evoke memories of Mercedes iconic 300 SL.

The car features an aluminum spaceframe body with gullwing doors and a front mount 6.3 litre V8 engine delivering 571 horsepower.

The Gullwing accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.8 seconds and according to Mercedes Benz reaches a top speed of 315 km/h or 196 mph.

The car will be released Spring 2010 and is rumored to run about $258,000-$260,000 not including the $10,000 optional paint package. Check out the interview here.

(via. MercedesBenz and Swipelife)