Back in 1954 Mercedes unveiled the 300SL, a model that would become an icon for the brand, and even today over 50 years later AMG is bringing back a modern day interpretation with the SLS AMG. The original SL was a tube frame, two-seat sports car with distinctive gull-wing doors. Under the hood was a slanted 3.0 Liter straight 6 that made an astonishing 212 HP, making it the fastest production car of the day.

For those of us who weren’t around half a century ago to enjoy this Mercedes-Benz masterpiece, Gullwing GmbH has prepared a replica of the 300 SL. However the modern day version is powered by a 5.5 Liter V8 engine making 405 HP mated to a 7 speed automatic gearbox. The chassis, suspension and brakes have all been redesigned, while the interior receives the latest amenities, everything from ABS to air-conditioning.

So, if you have an extra $220,000 lying around, and 10 to 18 months to wait for delivery, you too can enjoy this classic beautiful Benz.

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Source: Autoblog

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