Videos: 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing in Action

Yes, as of right now the 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG looks very strange in its prototype form, but we can say without a doubt that Mercedes-Benz has come up with something amazing for the return of the Gullwing.

Under the hood of the SLS AMG will be a 6.3L V8 AMG engine that produces 571-hp with a maximum torque of 479 lb-ft. That will allow the ‘Gullwing’ to go from 0 to 62 mph in 3.8 seconds with a top speed of 196 mph. The engine is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission in a transaxle configuration and sports suspension with aluminum double wishbones. Drivers will have a choice of four different driving modes ranging from comfortable to extremely sporty, as well as a RACESTART function. The ‘Gullwing’ also comes with 3-stage ESP as standard, giving the driver access to the three “ESP ON”, “ESP SPORT” and “ESP OFF” modes at the push of a button.

So when will we see the SLS AMG on the road? Mercedes-Benz says that the SLS AMG ‘Gullwing’ has been in the development and design phase since 2006. It hopes to complete testing by the end 2009. The SLS AMG is scheduled to be launched in spring 2010.

Check out videos of the SLS AMG undergoing testing after the jump.

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2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing Promotional Video: 

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing Testing in Sweden Arjeplog: 

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing Testing in Laredo USA: 

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing Testing in Pikes Peak USA: 

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– By: Omar Rana