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Mercedes SLC

We catch the faster Mercedes ever made testing at the 'Ring

Likely to be the fastest production Mercedes ever built, the new car is rumoured to be named SLC – a name that might also hint to the car’s unretractable roof and reminiscent of the 1980s SL’s tin-topped brother. But unlike that model, the new SLC will be massively pimped-up by Mercedes’ in-house tuner AMG who will do lots of additional modifications to the SL, including fitting enormously wide arches, additional air-intakes in the carbonfibre hood and huge magnesium wheels.

There’s no word on engine choice, but the CLK63 AMG’s 6.3-litre V-8 – though with far more than its 500-horsepower – seems likely.

The roof on this SL has been converted into a fixed coupe roof, also crafted in carbonfibre to lower the SLC’s centre of gravity and further reduce weight.

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