Mercedes is preparing to replace the current SLS supercar with a new SLC sports car that will also aim against models like Porsche 911. The current SLS will go out of production in 2015 and the SLC will enter the market in 2016 and it will offer a few major differences over the current SLS.
First it will offer no gullwing doors and will be lighter and slimmer with the use of plenty of carbon fiber and aluminum. Mercedes will offer a base version delivering about 485 horsepower and priced at about €109,000 (about $140k at the current exchange rates). Next there will be a S version delivering about 550 horsepower and priced at €145,000 ($186,000 at the current exchange rates). The most powerful version will be the Black Series which will deliver a total of 585 horsepower.
The next SLC will only be offered in coupe version with no plans for a roadster or a four-wheel drive version.
Click past the jump to read more about the current Mercedes SLS.
The current SLS GT is powered by a 6.3-liter V-8 engine that pumps out an amazing 591 horsepower at 6,800 rpm and 479 pound-feet of torque at 4,750 rpm - a 20-horsepower increase over the standard SLS AMG. The new GT Version can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds and up to an electronically-limited top speed of198 mph.
On the U.S. market the SLS GT is priced from $199,500 for the coupe and $206,500 for the roadster.