If anything, we have to recognize that AMG’s anniversary editions are a bit more than some more standard equipment and a fancy name. The SLS AMG GT3 “45th ANNIVERSARY” isn’t just a spec’ed up SLS, as Bernd Schneider, record DTM champion is involved in the production process and only five examples will be built. The “45th ANNIVERSARY” comes in a very exclusive designo magno graphite matt paint finish, that was launched at the New York International Auto Show in April 2012 to mark the 45th birthday of Mercedes-AMG. The AMG light-alloy wheels also come in matching colour.
There’s also a “45 Years of Driving Performance” logo on the gullwing doors, yet the most amazing details is that carbon-fibre structure of the gullwing doors is visible under the matt paintwork. Of course most body panels like the doors, the bonnet, boot lid and the rear wings are made from CFRP. The interior also received a racing touch with a steel roll-over cage (even though it’s finished in matt “designo magno graphite” to match the exterior). As for Mr. Bernd Schneider, he is assisting the responsible AMG engine fitter in installing the 6.3-litre V8 engine, which is signed by both Bernd Schneider and the responsible engine fitter.
All SLS AMG GT3 “45th ANNIVERSARY” will be picked up at Mercedes-AMG in Affalterbach, where the lucky five owners will be given exclusive insight to AMG’s HQ, including a factory tour. And all these can be had for only € 446,250.
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