Here are the latest spyshot’s of the upcoming flagship version of the SLS dubbed the unmistakable AMG SLS Black-Series.
The Black Series has been spotted several times. But today we got it with the front totally without cammo and sporting a very large fixed wing.
And only the day after the new family of the AMG Black Series, caught fire on the Nordschleife while testing.
Initial reports this was simply an engine fire but after completing nearly a full lap, It looks like this could be from the rear brakes.
The driver escaped without any injuries,but the prototype has died a warriors death and gone up in flames.
The wide arches which are shrouding the tyres have more aggressive nature, and housing larger tyres than the standard SLS, rumored with a weight reduction of around 45 kg, and rumor has it that this will only be available as the gullwing.
The huge scoops on the front hint of the use of forced induction but this is unlikely the case, as the naturally aspirated 6.2 liter v-8 is hinted to have a few more tricks up its elongated sleeve and perhaps will be an engineered increased capacity of 6.4 along with improvements in weight and updated gearbox it is likely to exceed 600hp. Continue reading Mercedes AMG SLS Black Series (On Fire!!)→
A rather interesting outcome at the DTM at Zandvoort, Jamie Green (Mercedes AMG C-Coupé) finished the seventh race in fourth place and improved his position in the championship overall standings by going up into second place after fighting the race winner Edoardo Mortara (Audi).
Mercedes Benz Championship leader Gary Paffett (THOMAS SABO Mercedes AMG C-Coupé) came home in seventh place after a tough race.
He was in grid position eight for the start of the race and had reached fourth place when, at the start of lap 27, Martin Tomczyk (BMW) caused him to spin and drop back down to eleventh place. During the remaining 16 laps, championship leader Paffett again moved up the field four positions to finish seventh.
Paffett heads the DTM drivers’ championship, having secured 109 points, and has a 16-point lead on team-mate Green in second position with 93 points. THOMAS SABO / Mercedes-Benz Bank AMG lead the team standings with 133 points. Mercedes AMG are second on 101 points. Mercedes-Benz on 256 points holds the top spot in the Manufacturers’ Championship.
Ralf Schumacher (Mercedes AMG C-Coupé) finished the seventh race at Zandvoort in tenth position after a bizarre pitlane incident where the airline was caught by the rear wing on Ralf Schumacher’s car which sent an adjacent 4 Mercedes Pitline Crew to hospital thankfully all ok with one still in hospital for observation….. Continue reading Mercedes-Benz DTM at Zandvoort Pitlane Incident Video→
Revival of the Austrian mountain race from the 1930s
Mercedes-Benz SSK and W 125 at the start
92 bends, 14 hairpins, 15 kilometres and a 1300-metre altitude difference
The Grossglockner mountain race was one of the most prestigious motor sports events of the 1930s. This year it will be revived with the 2012 Grossglockner Grand Prix to be held from 20 to 22 September 2012 and Mercedes-Benz will be there with some famous cars. In 1938, the brand took part for the first time.
As a classic car event, the 2012 Grossglockner Grand Prix on this unique High Alpine Road is a homage to the legendary “Mountain Grand Prix” races held there in the 1930s. 92 bends, 14 hairpins, almost 15 kilometres and an altitude difference of almost 1300 metres present a challenge for man and machine now as they did then.
As in the original race, the route is from Ferleiten to Fuscher Törl (Austria).
Before you think that this is just another set of photos showing the new Mercedes CLA 4-door coupe look again, and look closely: This is not the everyday CLA, this is the CLA 45 AMG caught on photos for the very first time.
The CLA 45 AMG will be powered by the same 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbo, 325 horsepower strong, that we will find first in the A45 AMG. And just like in the A45 AMG, the CLA 45 AMG will also get four-wheel-drive from the Swedish company Haldex to make sure the power doesn’t just make your tires smoke. Continue reading Mercedes CLA 45 AMG first Spy photos→
Audi AG is pleased to announce that they have managed to aquire the final Auto Union Type D ever made which was developed in the age of the “Silver Arrows” in 1939.
The ‘supercharger era’ was halted by World War II and after being occupied by the Soviet Army, Auto Union was pillaged. Russian occupying forces found the cars and they were carried back to the Soviet Union as part of German reparation payments, resulting in the loss of the cars.
In 1970, American classic car collector Paul Karassik began his search across Europe and finally managed to uncover remains of two dismantled Auto Union cars before successfully buying them. With the help of English company Crosthwaite & Gardiner, a single supercharger and twin supercharger cars were rebuilt to original spec. While Audi bought the 1938 single-supercharger machine, the 1939 twin was sold to a classic car collector.
The Auto Union car was the first manufacturer to place the engine behind the driver, apparently they was notoriously difficult to drive with its 6 litre v16 engine produced well over 500 bhp.
This fetched them a total of nine Grand Prix Race wins in 1935 and 1937.
The legend of the “Silver Arrows” actually began with the Mercedes-Benz W25 car at the the 1934 EifelRennen at the Nürburgring, it weighed in at 751kg which was 1kg to heavy.
Overnight the team manager Alfred Neubauer and driver Manfred von Brauchitsch, came up with a scheme of scraping all the white paint of the bodywork.
So back at the workshop of the Altes Forsthaus Hubertus the team removed all the paint and revealed the gleaming aluminium panels and passed the scrutineers weigh in for the race.
After a successful race where Manfred von Brauchitsch won the Eifelrennen, the car was dubbed by the media as a “silver Arrow”. So the Era of the silver arrows was born.
Mercedes-Benz & Audi AG have already confirmed that W25, W125, W154 will be present alongside Auto Union Type C and Type Ds at the Goodwood Revival on the 14-16 th September.
And of course you can always visit the Nurburgring Nordschleife Guest House and Garage where the Silver Arrows were born Altes Forsthaus Guesthouse