Mercedes-Benz may be killing the SLS supercar , but it isn’t killing the SLS style. As you may be aware by our previous coverage, Mercedes and AMG are working on a smaller sports car to take on the Porsche 911 , and it will be styled in a similar vein to the SLS.
The car is internally known as the C190, but the production model will likely wear the SLC badge or potentially GT AMG. Whatever they plan on calling it, you can get and early look at it with these new spy shots.
Like most of the shots around this time of year, the coupe is undergoing rigorous cold-weather testing.
When the new car debuts later this year we expect it to be powered by a 400-horsepower engine, possibly the 4.6-liter V8 found in the E550 . Later down the line, a faster, more powerful version will be released and eventually a hard-core Black Series car will likely be produced.
Currently, the only official plan from Mercedes is to build a coupe version, but after the success of the SLS Roadster, expect the team at Benz to drop the top of this new model as well.
Hit the jump to see more of our new Spy Shots for the upcoming Mercedes Benz SLC and to read a little about the outgoing SLS AMG GT.
For 2013, the SLS AMG received a light naming change with the addition of the "GT" tag on the end. This let potential buyers know that this wasn’t any old SLS AMG — if such a thing exists anyways — but one that has a little more power and a recalibrated transmission. Quite a way to give the famed model a proper send off.
Under its hood is a 6.3-liter V-8 that pumps out 583 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. This helps sprint the SLS AMG GT to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds.