It’s time for the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG to bid farewell. But not before one last party. Meet the GT Final Edition; only 350 units will be produced to commemorate the run of the iconic Gullwing successor.
There are a number of traits setting it apart from the rest of its siblings. Carbon fibre hasn’t been spared; slapped liberally onto its body in the form of new splitters and aprons. It sits on 19-inch wheels at the front and 20-inch rollers at the rear, with a matte black finish.
Not much has changed under the hood, but it’s not like much needed to be done anyway. You still get that renowned 6.3-litre V8 mill with a mammoth 650Nm torque figure and 435kW. The important standstill to 100km/h dash is dispatched in 3.7 seconds and it has the AMG Ride Control; offering Sport and Sport Plus modes.
Inside, the AMG Final Edition boasts a little more luxury than its standard counterparts. There’s also a plaque showing its number of the 350-strong batch of cars. Alcantara and exclusive leather from the Mercedes-Benz Designo collection are some highlights.
Halo cars are important for any manufacturer and the SLS AMG did a stellar job, since being launched in 2009. Having spent time with the supercar, we’re pretty sad about its departure. It does look set to become a future classic – and it’s also unlikely that Mercedes is going to leave the void it’s created, empty.