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Mercedes AMG teases sub-Black Series SLS

AMG has revealed a series of teaser images this week that look to preview a new version of its SLS supercar flagship, ahead of a public debut at next week’s Los Angeles motor show.

The first shows a standard SLS front fascia adorned with a carbon-fibre lip spoiler, and was followed by an image of an alloy wheel that echoes the design of those fitted to the existing C63 AMG Edition 507.

A third shot shows a diamond-stitched interior trim with carbon fibre trim, and the most recent image shows what looks to be a naked carbon fibre version of the SLS Black Series bonnet.

The bonnet and wheel design suggests we are looking at a new sub-Black Series SLS model, likely to follow the formula of the C63 Edition 507.

If so, it could ape the 507 in carrying a name based on its power output in metric horsepower, and sit between the existing 591PS (435kW) and 631PS (464kW) outputs of the existing GT and Black Series SLS variants.

The new SLS variant is likely to form a swansong for the gullwinged supercar ahead of its production ending in 2014, with testing of the expected Porsche 911-rivalling downsized replacement well underway.

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