So the first special edition of the 2010 Mercedes SLS AMG goes to Dubai, UAE where the market for such cars is huge! Finished in a matt gold paintjob, it is named the Desert Gold. Mercedes knows that people here like bling bling, hell a lot of people have had their cars foiled in gold! So they decided to use it to their advantage and give them this feature as standard, but in a more classy package.
You have to say though, it looks stunning in this color, specially with those gloss black parts which have replaced all of the chrome and silver ones. They have also used black-painted AMG light-alloy wheels in size 9.5 x 19 at the front and 11.0 x 20 at the rear. Furthermore Mercedes star and the trim strip on the cross fin at the front, the fins on the bonnet and flanks, the filler cap or all the model plates are done in high-gloss black as the distinctive feature of this car.
The interior too has a black theme to cope with the rest of the car. SLS’ console is garnished with naked carbon fiber, and you will find a lot of carbon inserts everywhere you look inside the cabin. The seats are also covered in high quality black leather as well as the steering wheel and the dashboard.
The engine of SLS AMG Desert Gold remains unchanged, which means it gets a 6.3 liter V8 with 571hp, but there is a new carbon fiber engine compartment cover here. Although Mercedes say that this is only a show car for the time being, but rest assured it will soon be available in Dubai’s luxury car dealerships with a fatter price tag than regular SLS.