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Spied: Super Merc

2009-05-21 08:06

It's no secret anymore that Mercedes-Benz is readying one of most anticipated super cars of 2009, but the suspense is building up! Here are the latest spy shots of Merc's new Gullwing.

The Mercedes Gullwing has often been referred to as the SLS, but we’re expecting the production version to have a new name and quite possible be under the AMG brand.

While the details are sparse, the bright silver paddle shifter has been spotted by our spy directly behind the steering wheel. Whether this supercar will have 6, 7 or maybe even 8 gears is still unknown.

We can see a strip of LED, daytime running lights along the bottom of the headlight clusters. There also seem to be additional LEDs in the top section of the headlight cluster. Another details that pops out are the large cross-drilled, slotted rotors. Those large rotors will be stopping a set of Pirelli tires.

We're also pretty sure a large Mercedes star will be dead centre on the grill much like it appeared on the 300 SL.

The Gullwing is expected to be introduced at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, with a limited run of sales for a period of two years. Production numbers will likely be around 6 000 units a year and should carry a price tag of several hundred thousand dollars.

Power is expected to come from a forced-induction V8, or maybe even a V10.

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