Spotted: Mercedes AMG SLS Black Series

When we talk about the automotive world the words “Black Series” may leave some perplexed, but for horsepower junkies these two words send a shiver down your spine. We are of course talking about the Mercedes-Benz special performance range from in-house tuning gurus AMG.

The latest acquisition to the “Black” line-up looks to be in the form of the SLS AMG, which Autoblog undercover photographers caught a sight of during testing at the world famous Nürburgring.

Now the SLS AMG is by no means a shrinking violet when it comes to laying down the power, but with extra punch coming from its “Black” package, horsepower is pushed up to around 650 bhp. This is good for a 0-60 time of 3 seconds dead and a very illegal top speed.

Add this to the shaved weight, up rated suspension and high performance brakes, and you have a complete package ready for the speed hungry freaks among us.

Obviously all this comes at a cost, and that price is over the $500,000 mark. Not cheap but certainly a lot of car for a lot of money. Give us your thoughts, OTT or on the edge?