Driven by German drive and AMG Driving instructor Norman Simon, Mercedes Benz announced that its SLS AMG production model clocked the fastest lap at BIC on Monday. The iconic vehicle has proved its worth on racing tracks all over the world and its only fitting that it holds such a title here in India too.
Lap time set by the super car from Mercedes Benz is 2 min 14.521 seconds and displays fortitude and performance capabilities of the vehicle. Current production SLS AMG model is brings back memories from the 1950’s when Mercedes Benz 300SL model did rounds of the market. Superior design and technology used for this model can be compared to the 300 SL sports car. SLS AMG is powered by a 6.8 Liter V8 front mid engine capable of producing 571 Hp and 650 Nm of torque.
It has been mated to a seven speed dual clutch transmission through a transaxle arrangement and boasts of an aluminum double wishbone sports suspension. Aluminum space frame body provides a lightweight capsule that flies around tracks in record time while high tech module used within the SLS AMG provides a fascinating performance statistics for every race car enthusiast.
Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India, Eberhard Kern had this to say, “We are extremely thrilled with the feat the SLS AMG accomplished on the Buddh International Circuit. The car has proved its mettle time and time again across major racing tracks of the world and it is only fitting that in India too, it holds the title of the fastest lap achieved by a production car. Mercedes-Benz has a very dominant presence in the racing and motorsports arena, and this lineage is evident in our vehicle design and technology, both performance and aesthetics. The SLS AMG is the epitome of these elements making it the best in sportiness and fascination that Mercedes-Benz offers.”