The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG '10 is a car manufactured by Mercedes-Benz. It first appeared in Gran Turismo 5, featuring on the front cover of the game. It later returned in Gran Turismo 6 and Gran Turismo Sport. It is known for its trademark "gull-wing" door design.
The vehicle was unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. Sales began in mid-2010 in Europe with MSRP of €177,310 and in the United States in mid-2011 for less than $200,000. In addition to being GT5's cover-car, the SLS AMG was used as the safety car for Formula One from 2010 to 2014.
Colors[edit | edit source]
Nine colors are available for this car:
- designo mysticweiss 2
- AMG alubeam silber
- designo magno alanitgrau
- AMG Imola grau
- AMG Monza grau magno
- AMG Daytona blau
- Gran Turismo blau (GT5 & GT6 only)
- AMG Le Mans rot
Description[edit | edit source]
"A super sport which carries both the history and driving DNA of Mercedes."
The SLS AMG, with its gull wing doors reminiscent of the classic 300 SL, debuted in the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show as a super sportscar built from the ground up by AMG. In Japan, it was shown for the first time in September of the same year, not at a motor show but at the "Gran Turismo" booth of the Tokyo Game Show.
It is often thought of as the successor to the SLR McLaren, but the body structures of the two cars are very different. In the SLS AMG, the high cost carbon monocoque body was abandoned for a new all aluminum body, and the weight at the bare monocoque is only 241 kg. At a total weight of just over 1600 kg, it is undoubtedly very light for a car that exceeds 181.1 inches in length and powered by a V8 engine.
The engine mounted front midship is a new 6.3L V8 with dry sump lubrication, dubbed the M159 internally in the company. Its maximum output is 563 HP/6800 rpm with a maximum torque of 479.5 ft-lb/4750 rpm, and the transmission is a newly-developed 7-speed DCT (dual-clutch transmission) in a trans-axle layout. The driveshaft and torque tube are made of carbon fiber.
The driving modes can be set to "Comfort", "Sports", "Sports Plus", "Manual", and "Launch Start". Manufacturer specs boast 0-62 mph acceleration in 3.8 seconds, with a maximum speed of 197 mph. The static weight distribution is optimal at 47:53, giving it superb handling performance befitting a super sportscar. 50 years from the birth of the first 300SL, the SLS AMG is packed with the history of Mercedes sportscars and the DNA of AMG.
Design[edit | edit source]
The SLS AMG is designed to be a modern 300SL Gullwing revival by Gorden Wagener. The car has a long bonnet, the passenger compartment is close to the rear axle and the rear of the car is short. The SLS AMG has also adapted the feature of wing doors that will swing open upwards on gas struts, not in a mix of upwards and forward like the SLR. The doors must be closed manually as AMG engineers decided against auto-closing systems because the systems would have added 90 pounds (41 kg) to the car. In case of a roll-over, the doors can be fully detached to allow the occupants to leave the vehicle.
SLS AMG in Gran Turismo[edit | edit source]
In Gran Turismo 5[edit | edit source]
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG appears on the front cover of the game. It acts as one of the test cars for the AMG Driving Academy in the GT5 Special Events.
The car is also used in the S-3 License Test.
Acquisition[edit | edit source]
GT5[edit | edit source]
As a Premium car, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG '10 can be bought from the Mercedes-Benz dealership, costing 197,620 Credits. It can also be won by achieving all Gold trophies in the Advanced level of the AMG Driving Academy. It is a Level 13 car.
GT6[edit | edit source]
This car can be bought for 197,620 Credits. It is a detailed car.
GT Sport[edit | edit source]
This car can be purchased at the Mercedes-Benz section of Brand Central for 197,620 Credits.
See Also[edit | edit source]
Videos[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The SLS AMG on the cover of the original Gran Turismo 5 is red, while the one on the cover of the updated Gran Turismo 5 XL Edition is silver.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Ten in Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6