The Mercedes AMG division is currently working on an entry level model that will sit alongside the already updated SLS AMG GT. While it is still up in the air whether this is the previously seen SLS Black Series or the smaller SLC is yet to bee seen. The new two-seater, that will likely be titled the SLC AMG, will be somewhat easier on the wallet and smaller than the SLS AMG GT, poised to go head to head with the Porsche 911 and Audi R8. Thanks to our good friend Andrus and GMotors.co.uk, we have the first photos of the new sports car testing in Germany.
According to GMotors, this early stage prototype/mule borrows the SLS body and looks almost identical to it, but at closer inspection you will notice a shorter wheelbase. The front and rear disguise is very likely hiding some of the final components.
Just as its bigger brother, the SLC AMG will be available in two body styles: coupé and roadster. The coupe version will come with regular front-hinged doors not the SLS’s expensive gullwing doors. Quite heavily disguised prototype has a shorter wheelbase and you can see that the front is also shorter when compared to the SLS. The new model uses a lightweight aluminium spaceframe and double wishbone suspension.
Power will likely come from a new twin-turbo V8 with up to 500bhp. A twin-turbo V6 might be offered as well for the base model. World debut is very likely in the end of 2013, early 2014.
We will of course keep you up to date on the latest news on the SLC, but for now check out the photo gallery below and decide for yourself which masterpiece it is.