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Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series laps the Nurburgring in 7:25.67 [video]

Faster than the Ferrari 458 Italia and McLaren MP4-12C

The Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series was introduced a year ago but the company has just released footage of the model on the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

As you can see, the supercar laps the green hell in 7:25.67 which is a tad slower than the Ferrari Enzo but faster than the Ferrari 458 Italia and McLaren MP4-12C.

As a refresher, the SLS AMG Black Series has an aerodynamic body kit, an AMG Adaptive Performance Suspension, a locking rear differential and a 6.2-liter V8 engine that develops 622 bhp (464 kW) and 468 lb-ft (634 Nm) of torque. The engine is connected to a seven-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT dual-clutch transmission which enables the 3,417 lb (1,550 kg) coupe to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 196 mph (315 km/h).

Source: Mercedes-Benz and Nurburgringlaptimes.com

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Comments (19)

 DionCassius1 DionCassius1
Amazing time for a Mercedes..taking in consideration the philosophy and the hierarchy of values.
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November 15, 2013 1:26 pm
 render render
Still, much slower than the Nissan GT-R (on the same list), and only 10 seconds faster than the 56.000 USD Camaro Z/28!!
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November 15, 2013 1:03 pm
 speedingby speedingby
Brutal...just plain brutal. I'd swear I saw 1.8 lateral g's on the meter. And talk about car control! I can't believe the driver pulled this lap with the stock belts and seat. Kudos!!
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November 14, 2013 9:29 pm
 Bozzor Bozzor
I have driven a 'standard' SLS and a few years ago was lucky enough to be a passenger in a Carrera GT with a skilled driver: they are both very quick...and very different. The Carrera GT really made the driver work hard: it was was brilliant, blindingly quick, but it was a high strung animal - it demanded you really pay attention. I tried to drive it a bit...stalled it twice, spun it once. The SLS? It is just brilliant within a more "normal" range. It makes average drivers seem like heroes. Very quick too, a sharp drive, but still relatively forgiving, comfortable, lots of electronics to keep you safe, and the whole thing is optimized to give you fun but prevent you from being stupid. Not so the Carrera GT. In the GT, if you are superb driver, you will be hard pressed to find a more satisfying car. If you are an average driver trying to be better than you are, the Porsche will - maybe quite literally - decapitate you first mistake you make. The SLS may spank you a bit, but then put you right back on your feet and continue...
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November 14, 2013 8:28 pm
 Cale24 Cale24
So Mercedes' flagship supercar is a fraction faster than the time a Porsche Carrera GT did close to a decade ago on original dated tyres. Next.
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November 14, 2013 4:29 pm