Mercedes SLC Gullwing begins winter testing

Mercedes SLC Gullwing begins winter testing

Winter testing can be a spy photographer’s dream. The Mercedes SLC Gullwing ’s cold weather test gave snappers a closer look at the lighting system as well as the cross-drilled disk brakes. The eyewitness accounts even suggest the SLC will take many cues from the original gullwing, the 300SL .

Engine rumored for the car is either an AMG-sourced turbocharged V8 or a naturally aspirated V10 engine, pushing out between 550bhp and 650bhp (judging by other German companies’ announced engine plans , the turbo V8 is more likely). No matter which engine is used, it will be mated to a 7-Tronic automatic gearbox.

The expect to see a completely unmasked SLC by the time it makes its debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. Shortly thereafter, a two-year, 6,000 unit production run should begin. Expect pricing to be in the $300,000 range.

Source: AutoExpress

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