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The AMG Black Series is the crown jewel of the iconic “Gullwing” Mercedes-Benz SLS. Using the already formidable AMG-tuned SLS as a foundation, the Black Series pushes the boundaries of performance through a potent combination of increased power and aggressive weight reduction.

The heart of the beast is a tuned-up 6.2L V8 engine, now boasting 622 horsepower. To handle this extra muscle, the internals have been significantly bolstered with wider main bearings and ultra-strong connecting rod bolts. It is also lighter thanks to extensive use of carbon fiber in the hood, rear underbody panels, torque tube, driveshaft, and rear spoiler.

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG was a milestone – the first complete car solely designed, developed, and built by AMG. Its racing heritage shines through with features like the electronically controlled limited-slip differential, carbon-ceramic disc brakes, performance suspension, titanium exhaust, and exclusive wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires – all hallmarks of a true track-focused machine.

Photos by Robin Adams courtesy of RM Sotheby’s