Wouldn’t you just hate to be a one of the most attractive super cars on the market employing one of the best sounding V8 engines ever produced that is capable of outputting 563 hp and 479 ft of torque. Only to find out that after being for on sale for just under a year that your days were numbered and you replacement had been announced. Strangely that is what has happened to the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, as it was announced this week that the car will be replaced by a refreshed model that will include the letters GT in the name.
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT will go on sale here in North America in November and will offer its potential buyers the following upgrades over the outgoing non GT version. The naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 has increased the number of prancing ponies under the hood and is now tuned to output 583 hp however the torque figure remains the same. The Fuel economy figures as well as the cars electronically limited top speed are also unchanged and come in at 16.8 L/100km and 11.7 L/100km (14/20 mpg) city/highway and the top speed will stay at 320 km/h (197 mph)
Other items that have been improved would be the 7-speed AMG Speedshift double clutch transmission, which has been made more direct and sharpened up with quicker gear changes in the new M driving mode. A brand new AMG Adaptive Suspension handles the twisties thanks to twin aluminum wishbones and variable, electronic-controlled dampers. On the exterior the GT will offer darkened headlights and taillights, along with AMG carbon-fiber exterior mirrors, and red painted brake calipers.
We are not sure if all of the upgrades to the SLS AMG warranted a new name for the car but it certainly makes us even more interested I driving one.