Mercedes-Benz AMG SL63 Roadster + Petronas F1 W03

By - February 21st, 2012

Mercedes Benz AMG SL63 Roadster + Petronas F1 W03

Two new cars were rolled out under the http://mercedes-amg.com” target=”_blank”>Mercedes AMG banner at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona today: their in-house 2012 Formula 1 racer, the AMG Petronas F1 WO3, and the redesigned 2013 SL63 AMG. Known as the Silver Arrow, the WO3 was introduced to the public for the first time by http://michael-schumacher.de” target=”_blank”>Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg and represents Mercedes’ cutting edge of Formula 1 design. While bound to the same regulations as other teams, the http://mbusa.com” target=”_blank”>Mercedes-Benz team touts the WO3’s FO108Z engine, which is a 2.4 liter, eight cylinder powerhouse, but at a lower weight (125kg) and with 30% improved fuel economy even though it is composed of 200 more parts than the 4,300 seen in its 2012 version. While Mercedes had the attention of the world-wide car community, they also showed off their new Mercedes SL63 AMG Roadster, which was first seen two months ago at the Detroit Auto Show. While its no http://formula1.com” target=”_blank”>Formula One racer, its M157 twin-turbo 5.5 liter V8 pumps out 529 horsepower along with a range of cosmetic and performance upgrades, including a frame that is 275 pounds lighter and standard features like active suspension, sports steering, sport exhaust, 19″ wheels, and a compound brake system. Be on the look out for more on these two German-born autos with the SL63 set to hit dealers in July and the WO3 during its pre-season testing scheduled for the next two weeks.  But, before you click away, make sure to check out the two high-octane videos after the jump. via: http://autoblog.com/2012/02/21/mercedes-amg-launches-new-sl63-with-w03-f1-car-in-barcelona-w-v/” target=”_blank”>Autoblog

Mercedes Benz AMG SL63 Roadster + Petronas F1 W03 Mercedes Benz AMG SL63 Roadster + Petronas F1 W03

Mercedes Benz AMG SL63 Roadster + Petronas F1 W03
Mercedes Benz AMG SL63 Roadster + Petronas F1 W03

Mercedes Benz AMG SL63 Roadster + Petronas F1 W03

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