Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series shows its face

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series prototype

Pistonspy brings us a great series of spy shots showing a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series prototype on a testing run. For the first time we get to see the front of the SLS Black with no disguise. Assuming the bodywork we see here is not a ruse, take note of the new front quarter panels to allow for a wider track. The extra width carries down the car to the rear arch as well.

We reckon the extra air intake capacity on the front of the car will have more to do with brake cooling than feeding air into the engine. There’s a chance 6.2 litre V8 could be force fed more air, but we think Mercedes will stick with a normally aspirated engine.

Actually, there may even be a chance to increase the capacity of the famed Mercedes V8, we’ll see. Best guesses for now say the standard 560-odd horsepower from the regular SLS will be pushed to the other side of 600hp, maybe even as far as 650hp.

Also for the first time on the SLS Black we can see a massive fixed rear wing. From what we can see with these spy shots it doesn’t appear as though the wing will have any electronic trickery to it that could allow for on the fly adjustments.

[Source: Pistonspy]