The incredible Mercedes-AMG Black Series

This head-turning car produces 621bhp and is heading to a dealership near you.

SLS AMG

The SLS AMG Black Series

But with a top speed of 196mph, buyers of the SLS AMG Black Series won’t get many opportunities of testing the engine to its fullest capabilities.

AMG, which is Mercedes’ in-house tuning team, have been inspired by the performance from the firm’s SLS GT3 race car.

And then they’ve made it better for the roads!

The hand-built 6.2litre V8 engine has been increased from 563bhp and the rev limit from 7,200 to 8,000rpm.

They’ve also added a gas filled strut to help brace the engine when the driver decides to change direction quickly.

There’s also a fully revised high-speed valve train with modified camshafts, adapted cam geometry and optimised bucket tappets featuring a special coating which is otherwise exclusive to racing vehicles.

The SLS AMG Black Series will hit 0-62mph in just 3.6 seconds.

The Black Series – a name that resonates with petrolheads everywhere – follows on from the SLK 55 AMG Black Series from 2006, the CLK 63 AMG Black Series (2007), the SL 65 AMG Black Series (2008) and the C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series (2011).

This, the fifth exponent, sees the Black Series entering a new dimension with the impressive gull-wing model.

There’s no indication of prices yet but it’s probably wise to say that the SLS AMG Black Series will be cheaper to lease rather than buying one!

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