The 2012 New York Auto Show was Mercedes-Benz’s stage for the world premier of the ultimate iteration of the SL roadster-the SL65 AMG. Available this November, the SL65 packs a 6.0L twin-turbo V-12 packing 621hp, with an asphalt ripping 738 lb ft. of torque paired to a new 7-speed automatic. Mercedes-Benz claims 0-60mph times of 3.9 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 186mph. Despite offering more power than its predecessor, the SL65 is lighter in weight and offers greater fuel efficiency.
AMG decided to celebrate 45 years of business with the SL65 AMG 45th Anniversary Edition, and I suggest you take a good look at the SL65 AMG pictured here, since you’ll never see one again. Only 45 SL65 AMG anniversary cars will be built, and are distinguished by a unique silk matte Designo magno graphite paint finish. Although no pricing was announced at the show, buyers can expect to dig deep for this V-12 brute dressed in a Saville Row suit.
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