Merc's new supercar caught testing ahead of official launch at Frankfurt
14 August 2009

Mercedes’ SLS supercar has been spied testing at the Nurburgring ahead of its official launch at the Frankfurt motor show.

Our spy photographer caught the disguised gullwinged-SLS undergoing high-speed testing at the 'Ring. It will go on-sale in 2010, with an expected price tag of £155,000, and Frankfurt will be the first time we get to see the SLS in production form.

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The styling is inspired by the iconic Mercedes 300SL and power will come from a 6.2-litre AMG V8. It produces 563bhp and 479lb ft of torque.

Power will be sent to the rear wheels via Mercedes’ first ever seven-speed double clutch gearbox, which will have four different shift functions.

Mercedes says it’ll hit 62mph from standstill in 3.8sec and 124mph will come up in under 10 secs. Its carbon ceramic discs - 390mm in diameter up front and 360mm at the rear - provide stopping power.

Its luxurious interior is full of leather, aluminium and carbonfibre, but safety has also been considered, with the addition of eight airbags.

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