Video: 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG takes flight, lifted 42 meters in the air

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG takes flight

With an aggressive looking cockpit, a 571-hp engine and two gullwing doors, you may think that the 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG can probably take flight. Well, it just did… almost.

A hydraulic crane lifted the new 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 42 meters high in the air and set it on the roof terrace of the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart/Germany. The car will be exhibited at the Mercedes-Benz Museum until Oct. 16.

Refresher: Power comes from a 6.2L V8 making 563-hp with a maximum torque of 479 lb-ft. Mated to an E-SELECT system that controls the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission, the SLS AMG can go from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.7 seconds (with the Race Start launch control system) with a top speed of 196 mph.

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Press Release:

A new Gullwing in the Mercedes-Benz Museum

Between the 6th and 16th of October 2009 the Mercedes-Benz Museum will have another attraction to show: the new Gullwing, which had its world premiere just recently at the Frankfurt International Motor Show, will land 42 metres up on the museum”s roof terrace. For a few days visitors then can take in the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG in an open-air setting.

A unique vehicle calls for exceptional surroundings: the roof terrace of the Mercedes-Benz Museum normally is not open to visitors. The 465 square metre outdoor area can be accessed through Legend Room 1 on level 8. At a dizzy height one has a grandstand view of the surrounding vineyards and the Mercedes-Benz Untertürkheim plant. To place the SLS on the stage set for it, a 120-ton hydraulic crane will let the car float down onto the roof terrace ““ an ultra-precision job.

– By: Omar Rana