Ultimate Factories - Mercedes SLS AMG

It seemed like it was only a few days ago when the new season of National Geographic’s Ultimate Factories began. Now, we’re on our fourth episode with only a couple more left.

It’s bittersweet, yeah, but we can only feel bad for so long. After all, this week’s episode is quite a doozy with the crew over at NGC heading over to Stuttgart, Germany to pay a visit to Mercedes-Benz and the factory where it’s assembling their resident supercar, the SLS AMG.

Unlike the Dodge Viper, which was hand-built from the ground up, the Mercedes SLS AMG was built using a factory full of computers, all of which work together to build the fastest ever Mercedes. For a car that has a top speed of just a shade under 200 mph – 197 mph, to be exact – the SLS AMG is the personification of a car that blends state-of-the-art engineering with a brand that’s rooted with deep traces in racing history.

The Mercedes 300 SL, the car that served as the SLS AMG’s inspiration, would be so proud.

Part 2 of the trailer can be found after the jump.

Source: National Geographic

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2 comments:

  (596) posted on 02.23.2011

It is quite stunning and very wide! Photos and videos don’t do this car justice, you have to see its beauty in person and just how .. big it is lol.

  (368) posted on 02.23.2011

Sorry, the Isle of Man is for motorcycles. Better keep an eye on the rear view if there are any nutters on liter bikes around. The kitted liter bikes hit 200mph on the TT course, so 160 is no big thing around the island.

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