Mercedes-Benz SLC Supercar Is Spied
MONTVALE, N.J. – Don’t be confused by the Dodge Viper bodywork on this prototype. Underneath
that plastic are the innards of the SLC, the successor to the Mercedes-Benz SLR
McLaren sports car. With the partnership with McLaren coming to an end,
Mercedes and its AMG performance unit have hooked up with HWA, a German
engineering company that builds cars for the German Touring Car championship,
to craft a new supercar, according to www.autoweek.com.
production SLC isn’t expected before late 2010, though there might be a concept
version (or Vision, in Mercedes naming strategy) earlier, perhaps at the fall
2009 Frankfurt motor show.
speculation centers on a V-8 with a displacement in the range of 6.2 liters and
output in the neighborhood of 600 hp. This prototype sports big wheels and a
massive brake rotor and caliper combination.