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Updated: Tuesday, 19 February 2013 18:00 | By Gwyneth Liew, LifestyleAsia.com

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Debuts in Singapore

Experience superior driving performance with this mean machine



Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Debuts in Singapore

One look at the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT will tell you that it was meant to be unleashed onto thrilling road circuits and terrains, certainly not to be kept on display in the garage. Even then, we’re not quite sure if you can do its prowess justice on Singapore roads, but we’ll leave that for you to explore. 

With a maximum output of 435 kW (591 hp), the SLS AMG GT accelerates from zero to 100 kilometres per hour in 3.7 seconds, and can reach a speed of 200 kilometres per hour in 11.2 seconds. Available both as a Coupé and a Roadster, it boasts enhanced driving dynamics and better racetrack performance, with the most significant improvements made in speed shift transmission and performance suspension.

Thanks to newly developed gear change functions and optimized transmission control, reaction time is shortened significantly in the manual “M” transmission mode. The newly developed AMG Ride Control performance suspension features stiffer spring and damper tuning compared with the AMG Ride Control sports suspension, and has done away with "Comfort" mode. Who needs to stay in the comfort zone when there’s "Sport" mode, recommended as the optimum setting for challenging road surfaces and routes requiring increased suspension travel.

Fierce, athletic and masculine: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT is one car that shouldn't be kept caged in your garage.

If there’s one word to describe its appearance, it’s “fierce”. The gull-wings are already a distinctive and arresting characteristic of the SLS AMG, paying tribute to the original 300SL. The darkened headlamps and taillights and high gloss finishes also enhance masculine nature of the car, and you can be sure it’ll be a force to behold whenever you drive past.

The interior is equally striking with Alcantara black upholstery, red seat belts and red contrast stitching on the seats, centre console and door panel lining. Another highlight is the new high-quality AMG Designo Exclusive Style leather, now available as an optional extra for all SLS AMG models.

That’s not all you can expect from Mercedes-Benz, because the brand has also recently unveiled the new AMG Performance Centre, where customers can experience the ultimate “driving performance” and stay informed about current AMG High-Performance vehicles.

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT retails at SGD872,888, inclusive of COE (accurate at the time of writing). Pictures taken from Mercedes-Benz.

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