Will Mercedes really clip the Gullwing?

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing

Yes, we’re milking more from the one Automobile Magazine article, but this we cannot ignore. They reckon the SLS AMG “Gullwing” replacement, due late 2014, will be called the SLR AMG. There’ll be no unofficial reference to gullwings for the simple fact it is said to have conventionally opening doors.

On the positive side, assuming you view the no doubt clumsy to use and expensive to produce gullwing doors as a positive, the V8 powered SLR AMG will be lighter than the model it replaces and will be squarely aimed at the Porsche 911. It’s expected the new Benz will have around 490hp to play with, or 545hp in Black Series trim.

Sharpening the focus in the chase the 911’s scalp there are no plans at this stage for an SLR AMG Roadster.

[Source: Automobile Magazine]