Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, the Gullwing makes a return

Tomorrow at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz will be showing the 2010 E-Class Coupe and Sedan. However, the automaker didn’t want to leave out another of its latest creation in all this Geneva coverage. While the car won’t be seen anywhere near Geneva, Mercedes-Benz has dropped some official shots and details of its latest high-performance beast – the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (formally known as the SLC Gullwing).

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is based on the 300SL and will feature the popular gullwing-style doors. The 3,571 pound SLS AMG isn’t ready to be revealed just yet; however, Mercedes-Benz has provided a couple of shots of the prototype undergoing testing.

The SLS AMG will be smaller than the SLR McLaren and will be powered by 6.2L V8 making a total of 563-hp with a maximum torque of 479 lb-ft. With the help of a “Race Start” launch control, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG will go from 0 to 62 mph in 3.8 seconds with a top speed of 196 mph.

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Source: Mercedes-Benz (via AutoBlog)