2013 SLS AMG GT Runs Nrburgring in Under 7:30 - Mega Gallery
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT was revealed earlier this month, updating the flagship Mercedes supercar thanks to knowledge gained from campaigning its GT3 race car.
20 extra horsepower was added to the SLS AMG GT, bringing its total to 583-hp along with new suspension components and a retuned ECU. As a result, the 6.2-liter V8 now has a more natural exhaust note, while the throttle response has been tweaked thanks to throttle calibration changes. On the interior, Mercedes offers new leather options to its buyers.
So what does that all result in? Well, besides a street car with race-inspired components, the SLS AMG GT walks the walk by taking on the famed Nordschleife just barely under 7:30. That’s around five seconds quicker than its predecessor model, which demonstrates just how much improved the mid-cycle refreshed SLS AMG is.
The SLS AMG GT will start hitting dealerships in November, and the MSRP is expected to rise around $5,000 for each model. That means the coupe will run around $195,000 while the Roadster variant will be close to $200,000. Best of all though, the German automaker treated us with a very extensive gallery of the 2013 SLS AMG GT.
GALLERY: 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT
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