Saturday, January 31, 2015

OLS Saturday AM Car Show: The Mercedes Benz SLS AMG Black Series

The name is a mouthful, but the optics are an eyeful! With a big hat tip to my friend Greg Gilmore, the featured car this weekend is the 2014 Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series.  I'll let Road and Track set the stage for the photos to follow:
A Black Series car, on the other hand, is of this earth. Barely. One is created when Mercedes’ in-house AMG performance shop tires of building mere 500-plus-hp commuters and pumps out something that packs the fury and power of a supernova. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series is the fifth car to earn the badge.
... With an estimated price of $250,000 and fewer than 200 making their way to the United States, the SLS Black is the most expensive and most exclusive Mercedes of the moment. And as the extra-fortified version of the only car fully designed within AMG, this SLS is as raw as a Mercedes gets—the Black Series treatment has turned Mercedes’ crown jewel into something as special as a black diamond.
To the photos! First, this monster in red:


Next, black:


The "gull wing" shot:

Finally, an interior shot: