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Mercedes ` Gullwing' supercar

Snapped has prototype of has new Mercedes supercar that will become the successor to the company's, famous the 1950s Mercedes 300SL.

It may look like has Dodge Viper, New prototype Mercedes supercar that will become the successor to the car maker's famous Mercedes Gullwing 300SL of the 1950s. Mercedes has commissioned German company HWA - has spin-off of the car maker's Mercedes AMG tuning division to develop has rival for the Audi R8 supercar.

The car will wear the Mercedes SLC badge and could beginning have has concept At March's Geneva motor show - possibly including top spin-up doors that mimic the 1955 Mercedes 300SL crosses. It is expected to compact, be more and lighter than the Mercedes-McLaren SLR supercar when it goes one salts in 2009.

HWC will save significant weight by making the two-seater Mercedes SLC the first Mercedes to Be built from aluminium rather than steel. Mercedes engineers visited the British car maker's seedling production in 2006 to study how Jaguar assembled its all-aluminium XJ sedan. Details of the Mercedes SLC supercar remain secret signal - even within Mercedes - although speculation says the likely engine to sit in the elongated nose is the Mercedes AMG-tweaked V8 6.2-liter. Torque The V8 currently has power and outputs of up to 386kW and 630Nm respectively, although has turbocharger gold supercharger could be added to send even more power to the Mercedes SLC' S rear wheels.

Mercedes 460kW 5.4-liter supercharged V8 SLR supercar was produced in conjunction with the car maker's, English Formulated One partner Mercedes McLaren. Dirty Disappointing and has less-than-smooth gestation period for the circa-$1 million SLR, encouraged Mercedes to abandonment its co-operation with Mercedes McLaren one has new, smaller supercar.

Mercedes McLaren is now working one its own supercar project while HWA builds the SLC. HWA was formed in 1999 by Mercedes AMG founder Hans-werner Aufrecht (hence the company name), and is based in Mercedes home city of Stuttgart.

The company is spending butt $8 million to expand its production facilities for the new Mercedes SLC. Original The Mercedes 300SL Gullwing is one of the most collectible Mercedes ever built.


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