The new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 45th ANNIVERSARY is aimed at car collectors with a particular penchant for motor racing. The customer sport racing car is being built by hand in a limited edition of no more than five vehicles in Affalterbach. Record DTM champion and AMG brand ambassador Bernd Schneider is involved hands-on in the production process, installing the AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine in the SLS AMG GT3 45th ANNIVERSARY together with an AMG engine fitter.
A number of exterior and interior modifications have been carried out for the new special model. The body gleams auspiciously in the new designo magno graphite matt paint finish, for example. To date, this matt paintwork has been exclusive to the SL 65 AMG 45th ANNIVERSARY model. The AMG light-alloy wheels in designo magno graphite complement the body’s matt paintwork to perfection. Another eye-catching feature is the striking “45 Years of Driving Performance” logo framed in silver on the GT3 racing car’s gullwing doors. The special edition’s logo embodies consummate design right down to the finer points of detail: closer inspection reveals the exposed carbon-fibre structure of the gullwing doors under the matt paintwork. The doors, along with the bonnet, mudguards, boot lid, rear wings, front and rear apron, front splitter and rear diffusor, are produced in the particularly lightweight motorsport material CFRP (CFRP = carbon fibre reinforced plastic).
The interior of the SLS AMG GT3 45th ANNIVERSARY evokes a functional racing car atmosphere, refined by high-quality, exclusive details; the steel roll-over cage is finished in matt “designo magno graphite” to match the exterior. The racing car’s dashboard and centre console sport a matt carbon-fibre finish. Effective contrasts are produced by six-point seat belts and a steering wheel spider in silver.
The collector’s item also boasts a seat shell in a high-strength carbon-fibre safety cell on the co-driver’s side. A special badge with a “1 of 5″ logo on the seats and the centre console alludes to the limited production run for this racing car. The standard appointments for the SLS AMG GT3 45th ANNIVERSARY are rounded off by a high-quality AMG indoor car cover with “45 Years of Driving Performance” logo.
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 45th ANNIVERSARY price for Germany (incl. 19% VAT) is 446,250 eur.