Announced at last year’s LA Auto Show, the Ducati and Mercedes AMG partnership initially revealed little more than AMG’s sponsorship of the Ducati Moto GP factory team plus a series of joint marketing and PR campaigns.
Now, the collaboration has just created the new Ducati Diavel AMG Special Edition in time for the upcoming Frankfurt Auto Show. What you get is essentially the top-of-the-line trim of Ducati’s top-of-the line motorcycle. No word on the press release regarding any performance enhancements, the Diavel Carbon based AMG Special Edition will possess AMG’s trademark rims and trademark aluminum blades along the lateral radiator grills. AMG engraved end caps will be prominently displayed on the exhaust while the upholstery will have AMG styled and branded Alcantara seats. The carbon fiber bodywork comes in any color as long as its matte black and contrasts to the AMG “Diamond White Bright” painted frame.
The name of the technician who hand-built the particular Diavel engine will also be engraved onto the left hand side of the engine casing. And finally, to top it all off, each Diavel will also have a series number plaque on the fuel tank. Booyah!
Now what if a person really wants to make a statement and the Diavel AMG Special Edition is not enough? He or she could push their love for the brand over the edge with an exclusive matching Ducati AMG helmet and leather riding jacket. Get ready for the German-Italian onslaught early 2012.
Look for more details and photos with AutoGuide’s Frankfurt Auto Show coverage beginning September 13th.