With McLaren’s 12C now packing 616bhp, and the latest super sports cars from Ferrari and Dodge offering 651bhp – in the F12 Berlinetta, and 631bhp in the SRT Viper, AMG’s range-topping SLS gull-wing model was beginning to look a little ordinary.
Special Editions. Sometimes they’re really special, whilst at other times it’s just a way of freshening up a familiar model which has been on sale for a few years. Few would question its effectiveness when selling a few extra super-minis or roadsters during the summer months, but there’s been a growing tendency during the past 24 months to follow the special edition route with performance cars.
A few days ago, on a beach not that far away… DR gathered the SL65 Black Series, GT2 and 599 for an epic and unforgettable battle. The Force was in full effect, as Chris Harris explains.
We’ve managed to get our hands on the Mercedes SL65 AMG Black Series, and thought it might be fun to bring along the sublime Ferrari 599 and mighty Porsche 997 GT2.
Friday November 7th is a day circled in red on DR’s diary, for that’s the day we fly to California to test what surely…