Baby SLS AMG Confirmed


Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that they will be building a car to compete with the Porsche 911.

With the SLS AMG, Mercedes-Benz was once again in the supercar game, but without a slightly down-market sports car, they have nothing to take on the Porsche 911. Christoph Jung, AMG's development director, has now confirmed that there will be a 911-fighter coming from AMG in the next few years. It will be a two-seater, and is likely to use Mercedes-Benz's new 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8. Jung pointed out that the V8 is important for heritage purposes.

The engine could produce as much as 500hp, which will be sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Jung hinted that the price would likely be in the neighborhood of €80,000, which would put it in direct competition with the 911 GTS. Jung is aware that this is a huge undertaking, you've got to bring your A-game is you want to go up against the 911, and he says that AMG will take care to get the car right. The car isn't expected until 2014, but we're already excited about it.

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