Video: Fifth Gear drives the Mercedes SLS AMG image

On the last episode of Fifth Gear, Tiff Needell has drove the SLS AMG supercar from mercedes, on the Isle of Man, the only road in the country that has no speed limits.

The challenge: Achieving 160 Mph. And he did’ it ! According to David Coulthard, the SLS is a great car, but you have to drive it over 60 mph, because only from there you will see what the car can be capable of…

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Short info about SLS:
Mercedes unveiled the SLS officialy for the first time at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show. Sales have begun in mid-2010 in Europe with MSRP of €177,310 (including taxes) and in the United States in mid-2011 for less than $200,000.

Specifications
Data

  • Wheelbase: 105.5 in (2680 mm)
  • Length 182.6 in (4638 mm)
  • Width 76.3 in (1939 mm)
  • Height 49.7 in (1262 mm)
  • Kerb Weight: 3562.48 lb (1620 kg)
  • Power-to-weight ratio: 348 bhp/tonne
  • Weight-to-power ratio: 2.78 kg (6.1 lb)/ 1 PS (0.74 kW)

Engine

  • M 159 V8-engine, cylinder bank angle 90°
  • Four valves/cylinder
  • Displacement: 378.835 cu in (6.20799 L)
  • Bore x stroke: 102.2 mm (4.02 in) × 94.6 mm (3.72 in)
  • Power: 571 PS (420 kW; 563 hp) at 6800 rpm
  • Power per litre: 92 PS (68 kW; 91 hp)
  • Torque: 650 N·m (480 lb·ft) at 4750 rpm
  • Torque per litre: 104.7 N·m (77.2 lb·ft)
  • Max. 7200 rpm
  • Engine lubrication: dry sump
  • Weight: 206 kg (450 lb)

more about the SLS AMG