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Mercedes' supercar (2011): more details on the Gullwing

By Tim Pollard

Spy shots

07 October 2008 10:05

CAR's spy photographers have stolen another glimpse of the gullwing doors in action on the new Mercedes V8 supercar. Our latest scoop picture was taken in America and reveals the roof-hinged door lifted up on its gas strut, as the engineers appear to be packing for a camping holiday.

In a separate batch of spy photos – the Gullwing/SLC is after all the most scooped car in the world at the moment – our man at the Nurburgring has caught the 6.3-litre V8 supercar pounding the 'Ring as test drivers hone the supercar's set-up ahead of launch.

Mercedes Gullwing/SLC supercar: the lowdown

The new top-dog Mercedes sports car is expected to cost £120,000 and will be seen in concept guise in 2009, ahead of a 2010 launch. It should be staggeringly quick, weighing in at an aluminium-assisted 1650kg and propelled by a 571bhp/479lb ft AMG-tuned V8.

CAR has already written numerous scoop stories about the Gullwing/SLC, so we won't repeat all the information here. Suffice to say, the fastest Merc for a generation will have its work cut out in a marketplace that's rapidly becoming obsessed with CO2 and mpg, not the coupe's 197mph and 3.8sec 0-62mph time.

Time will tell if Mercedes has misjudged the zeitgeist on this one...

Click here to read our previous scoops on the Gullwing/SLC – and watch Merc's supercar on video