Mercedes and Ducati highlight partnership with SLK55 AMG, Streetfighter 848

Back in November 2010, Ducati and Mercendes-Benz AMG began a joint cooperation for marketing, appearances, and events. Continuing in that fashion, AMG and Ducati made an appearance at this year’s Bologna motor show together with a pair of machines made to match.

Both the Ducati Streetfighter 848 and Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG were featured, coated in “streetfighter yellow” paint, a color so special that it may be taken on by Mercedes as an option.

Inside the SLK55 AMG, the interior was given added visual enhancement to match the exterior. Contract stitching was added to the nappa leather on everything from the roll-over bars to the dash, shift knob, door panels, armrests, and the steering wheel. To top it off, AMG door sill panels come with LED technology to light up yellow.

No power mods have been made to the Ducati or the Benz, but both come standard with plenty. This is Benz’s fastest SLK AMG yet, with 422-hp and a 0-62mph time of 4.6 seconds, and the Ducati puts out 132hp and sits on a specially tuned traction control system.

This is a really simply done, strictly visual tune that ended up with a lot of impact as a result of that awesome paint color.

– By: Alexandra Koken