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