AMG has revealed the first official images of the new SLS AMG GT Final Edition, with the limited-build variant forming a farewell to the SLS supercar ahead of its 2014 demise.
Teased earlier this week in a series of detail shots, the SLS Final Edition is set to make its public debut at this week’s Tokyo and LA motor shows, and these new images confirm plans for both gullwing hardtop and convertible versions.
As hinted by the teaser images, the SLS Final Edition follows a similar formula to the C63 AMG Edition 507 by borrowing elements from the flagship Black Series, like the carbon fibre-look bonnet, carbon fibre front splitter, rear wing and mirror housings, plus 507-inspired snowflake wheels.
Unlike the 507 though, there’s no extra power for the Final Edition, using the same 435kW/650Nm version of the 6.2 litre V8 as the SLS AMG GT already available overseas. Sadly, the Final Edition is also the finale for this engine, with future AMG V8 power coming from the twin-turbo 5.5-litre used in the S63 AMG -- although some reports suggest it could also be retired because they can't squeeze any more out of it -- or the new twin-turbo 4.0-litre that is expected to be under the bonnet of the new sub-SLS sports car and C63.
But for now the 6.2-litre gets a swan song with gullwings, and helps get the Final Edition to 100km/h in just 3.6 seconds, to 200km/h in 11.2 seconds and on to a top speed electronically limited to 317km/h.
Mercedes has confirmed that production of the car will be limited to just 350 units. Please form an orderly queue.