Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series
Introduced in 2012 and with an eye to the racing SLS AMG GT3, the Black Series was powered by a 6.2 litre, double overhead cam, V8 engine with an aluminium head and block. Fitted with a seven speed, semi-automatic transmission, it developed 622 bhp at 7400 rpm and 468 ft/lbs of torque at 5500 rpm. With the redline at 8000 rpm, this produced a top speed of 196 mph, with a 0-60 mph time of 3.2 secs, and a standing 1/4 mile time of 11.2 secs. The body panels, components, and spaceframe were all made from carbon fibre. It had a price tag of around £170,000.
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