When Mercedes announced they have come up with a Black Series version of the SLS supercar, given the history of Black Series Mercs, everybody expected it to be a lairy hairy beast. What it turned out to be was a tamer, track-focused version of the SLS, engineered to devour race tracks.
And now the car put its money where its mouth is, going round the fearsome Nurburgring Nordschleife in an astonishing 7:25.67.
So the standard SLS was never as fast as its main rivals, Ferrari 458 Italia and McLaren MP4-12C. But now the Black version steps in and murders the competition. Mercedes SLS Black Series Nurbrgring lap record is near as makes no difference 3 seconds quicker than that of the Fezza and the fax machine.
SLS Black Series Technical Highlights:
With a DIN kerb weight of 1550 kilograms, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series achieves a power/weight ratio of 2.45 kg/hp. The AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine generates a power output of 464 kW (631 hp) at 7400 rpm and accelerates the most dynamic gull-wing model of all time to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds. The coil-over AMG RIDE CONTROL performance suspension, the AMG ceramic high-performance composite brake system and the weight-optimised forged AMG light-alloy wheels with newly developed sports tyres combine with the electronically controlled AMG rear-axle differential lock and the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission featuring uncompromisingly emotional shift and response times to raise the SLS AMG Black Series to a new level. The AMG Aerodynamics package is optionally available to further boost the vehicle’s driving dynamics.