After drooling over yesterday’s McLaren 2012 FIA GT3 post, I came across this highlight video of the super sexy Mercedes-Benz’s SLS AMG GT3. Mercedes seems to attribute more to DTM, but seeing how McLaren and Mercedes work so closely in F1, I’m sure there is some crossover in the relationship.
That’s right, beginning in Jan. ’12, you will be able to exchange your Halliburton carbon fiber briefcase filled with cash for a brand new 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series. Stomp on the throttle and 100 kph is seen in a claimed 4.2 seconds. Not to worry, AMG composite brakes will be ready for you to avoid any tickets. Unfortunately, you’ll probably still get a ticket just for looking fast. Front aero canards, an integrated rear diffuser and DTM style rear spoiler will definitely be used as evidence to present to the judge. Enjoy the video.
You probably have seen at least one concept picture of the Mercedes A-Class, their new entry level hatchback. The car will be first officially shown at the Shanghai motor show, as Mercedes sees China as one of their largest potential markets for the new compact car. The base level car will have a four cylinder turbo putting out 210 hp, which is quite respectable for an urban hatchback. But, what happens when the A-Class gets handed over the Mercedes AMG division? Well, Top Gear reports that the Mercedes tuning division upped the horsepower to 350 and they have been toying with making it an all-wheel drive platform. This takes the A-Class AMG out of VW GTI land and will let it play with the likes of the R32 and Subaru WRX STI. I’m excited about a 350 hp Mercedes A-Class AMG. Can you say rally car?
At fist glance this Mercedes-Benz CLS 63 AMG police car looks awesome. Then I saw the side. This is the ride of the “fashion police” at this years Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City. This car will be driving around New York this week picking up “trend setters” on the street and taking them to wherever thet’re walking. It’s a neat publicity stunt and who wouldn’t love to be driven to their destination in such a nice car. Although it would have been sweet if a police department was actually going to use the CLS 63 AMG’s as police cars, I think my mind got a little too carried away with this one. Well if your in New York this week dress a little funky, maybe you will be given a ride in an AMG Police Car, if you do let us know.