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The SLS AMG is a car manufactured by Mercedes-Benz. It makes its first appearance in Gran Turismo 5, featuring on the front cover of the game. It is known for its trademark "gull-wing" door design. The vehicle was unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. Sales began in mid-2010 in Europe with MSRP of €177,310 and in the United States in mid-2011 for less than $200,000. In addition to being GT5's cover-car, the SLS AMG is used as the safety car for the 2010 and 2011 Formula One seasons.

DesignEdit

The SLS AMG is designed to be a modern 300SL Gullwing revival by Gorden Wagener. The car has a long bonnet, the passenger compartment is close to the rear axle and the rear of the car is short. The SLS AMG has also adapted the feature of wing doors that will swing open upwards on gas struts, not in a mix of upwards and forward like the SLR. The doors must be closed manually as AMG engineers decided against auto-closing systems because the systems would have added 90 pounds (41 kg) to the car. In case of a roll-over, the doors can be fully detached to allow the occupants to leave the vehicle.

SLS AMG in Gran TurismoEdit

Gran Turismo 5Edit

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG appears on the front cover of the game. It acts as one of the test cars for the AMG Driving Academy in the GT5 Special Events.

As a Premium car, the SLS AMG can be bought from the Mercedes-Benz dealership, costing 197,620 Credits. It can also be won by achieving all Gold trophies in the Advanced level of the AMG Driving Academy.

The car is also used in the S-3 License Test.

NotesEdit

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