Patience is a virtue, but Mercedes-Benz fans were surely running out of theirs while waiting for the Black Series of the SL65 AMG, a car that is already amazing in plain AMG guise. Now these fans can rest and reload their patience levels for the next brand presentation now that the SL65 AMG Black Series details have been revealed. And most of them are even better than what we expected.
The only drawback is the output of the fantastic 6-litre biturbo V12. It could reach 720 bhp, but it was supposed to be limited to 680 bhp. The final number is lower: 661 hp. It might sound disappointing, especially when we realise that, even with extensive use of carbon-fibre parts, and the reduction of 250 kg (550 lbs.), the roadster still weights a lot: 1,870 kg (4,122 lbs.). Regardless, performance numbers continue to be impressive.
The almost two-ton sports car reaches a maximum speed of 320 km/h (198mph) and goes from 0 to 96 km/h (60mph) in 3.9 s. If the SL65 AMG Black Series was lighter, it would rival with supercars like Koenigsegg and Bugatti Veyron in what relates to performance, but it would surely have to sacrifice comfort and convenience in exchange. Considering the SL65 AMG Black Series continues to be a Mercedes-Benz, it would not be a good idea to do so.
Prices and more information will probably have to wait until the Paris Motor Show in October, when the official presentation of this gorgeous car is expected to take place.