Mercedes SLS AMG Coupé Black Series Next Best Thing
Mercedes SLS AMG Coupé Black Series now available as a 1:18 scale model
by Jim Davis | 15 April 2014
During the successful carrier of the Gull-wings of Mercedes-Benz, the SLS AMG Coupé Black Series established itself as the main highlight of the Mercedes-Benz lineup. Inspired by the racing version SLS AMG GT3, it offered impressive design, outstanding driving dynamics, and systematic and logical lightweight construction. And for those of us, for whatever reason, that can’t get the real thing, it is now available as an exclusive model car in 1:18 scale.
The miniature model in zinc die cast with plastic parts was implemented in collaboration with specialists from Minichamps, based on the original CAD data. It consists of over 120 individual parts and is coated in the exclusive original AMG body color, Solar Beam.
The hand-assembled model of precision is approximately 26 cm long and characterized by the highest attention to detail. Wing doors, bonnet and boot lid can be opened. The open doors reveal views of the accurate representation of all mechanical details and the high-quality printed interior. Belonging to the distinctions are the AMG sports body-contoured seats with printed AMG emblem in the headrests, the AMG performance steering wheel with red 12-clock marker, and the AMG decorative elements in carbon look with the logo printed on the glove compartment – “AMG Black Series”. The interior and trunk floor are fully flocked.
The SLS AMG Coupé Black Series exterior has the AMG Aerodynamics package with a wider front apron in the Black Series design with large air inlets. The front splitter and flics are in carbon-look. At the rear, the large rear spoiler catches the eye; the rear bumper exhibits more details in the Black Series design carbon look, the AMG sports exhaust system is made of titanium with two chromed twin tailpipes and the “AMG Black Series” lettering is displayed on the boot lid. The side design is determined by the fenders in carbon look with a fin in Black Gloss, Black Series -specific side skirts with depositors and exterior mirror housings also in carbon-look. The model rolls on matt black AMG light-alloy wheels in 5 -twin-spoke design with silver painted rims.
The SLS AMG Coupé Black Series model car is available at Mercedes-Benz Partner or online: http://shop.mercedes-benz.de. The model will be delivered in a Mercedes-Benz Designer packing in AMG Design and will cost €99.90 (recommended retail price incl. German VAT)