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Mercedes SLS AMG GT Final Edition revealed ahead of debut at Los Angeles & Tokyo

Fri, 15 Nov 2013

The Mercedes SLS AMG GT Final Edition (pictured) signals the end of the SLS

It’s more than four years since the Mercedes SLS Gullwing was revealed at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show as the Mercedes replacement for the Mercedes McLaren SLR. And now the SLS is almost at the end of its shelf life. That means the opportunity for a run-out model to cap the SLS range, so Mercedes is launching the┬áMercedes SLS AMG GT Final Edition – a limited run of 350 cars as a Gullwing or Roadster – which will debut at both the Los Angeles and Tokyo Motor Shows next month.

The Final Edition SLS gets the familiar 6.3 litre V8 with 583bhp and comes with a number of bespoke features like a carbon fibre bonnet, door mirrors and front splitter and a titivated interior.

The SLS Final Edition was the first car to be built entirely bt AMG – rather than being a derivative of a regular Mercedes road car – and will be replaced by a new AMG Sports car – possibly a Porsche 911-rivalling Mercedes SLC – expected to come with a 4.0 litre V8.

The Mercedes SLS AMG GT Final Edition will debut at the Tokyo and Los Angeles Motor Shows next week alongside the new Mercedes S 65 AMG.

By Cars UK