Gullwing Cars recreates the 300SL with a 408-hp 5.5L V8

The people behind the Gullwing-America 300 SL Panamericana, Gullwing GmbH, have decided to recreate the original 300 SL Gullwing. Created by Arturo Alonso, this Gullwing pays homage to the racing version of the 300SL that was produced in 1952.

Instead of the 215-hp V6 sits a 5.5L V8 making 408-hp or a 320-hp 3.5L V6 (which will be offered in 2010 along with a Roadster variant). The engine is available with 7-speed automatic (7G-Tronic) for the V8 Gullwing and 6-speed manual for the V6. Steering-wheel mounted paddle-shifters are available as an option.

Pricing for the Gullwing starts at 165,000 euros ($220,440 USD). Gullwing said it has the capacity to produce 30 units annually but all units will be made when an individual places the order. Delivery time ranges from 10 to 18 months.

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Source: Gullwing Cars (via Motor-Tips and AutoBlog)