2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition
Sold For £275,000Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.
RM | Sotheby's - LONDON 24 OCTOBER 2019 - The Youngtimer Collection
- Offered from the Youngtimer Collection
- Single ownership and less than 75 km from new
- Virtually as-new throughout, ready to be driven and enjoyed
Unveiled in a twin premier at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show and Tokyo Motor Show, the SLS AMG GT Final Edition was commissioned by Mercedes-Benz to celebrate the model’s success. A limited-edition model with only 350 units built, consisting of both SLS AMG GT coupes and roadsters, cosmetic upgrades and optional extras were plentiful to increase their desirability. These consisted of a carbon-fibre bonnet with central-air outlet, front splitter, the carbon-fibre rear wing seen on the SLS AMG Black Series, and lightweight forged alloy wheels painted matte black. Production began in March of 2014, with the final example heralding the end of SLS production.
Delivered new in Middle Eastern specifications to its first and only owner, this SLS AMG GT Final Edition is surely one of the lowest-mileage examples in existence, having been driven less than 75 km from new. As such, it presents in virtually as-new condition throughout. Its Imola Grey paintwork and interior trimmed in designo Exclusive quilted leather perfectly suit the character of the car, equal parts subtle yet sporty. Furthermore, it is also equipped with the optional carbon-fibre side mirrors.
At the SLS AMG GT’s heart is a 6.8-litre AMG V-8 engine producing 591 bhp at 6,800 rpm, with a maximum torque output of 650 Newton metres at 4,750 rpm. Acceleration is brisk, with a 0–100 km/h sprint time of 3.7 seconds, racing onwards to 200 km/h in 11.2 seconds, and an electronically limited top speed of 320 km/h. The car’s performance is managed through Mercedes-Benz’s AMG Speedshift DCT seven-speed transmission.
Considering the entirety of SLS AMG production, many consider the Final Edition cars to be the most desirable to own and enjoy, as they tread the line between the subtlety of the regular-production SLS AMGs and the aggressive, track-focused Black Series cars, whilst benefitting from the slight boost in power of the late-production GT models. Having been driven less than 75 km from new, this example represents an incredible opportunity to purchase an as-new SLS some five years after it left AMG’s facilities. Poised to be a future classic due to its stunning good looks, incredible performance, and limited production, this would be an astute acquisition for any supercar enthusiast, or the perfect stablemate to a 300 SL Gullwing, the car from which the SLS AMG takes its inspiration.