If you know a lot about car, you should know about 1950s Mercedes 300SL Gullwing. The car that revolutionize how doors are meant to be open.Instead of opening the door outward like a normal door does, the Gullwing door is open upward. When both door are opened, it looks like the car has a pair of wing hence comes the name Gullwing.
After some times, Mercedes had brought the car to life again through the all new Mercedes Benz SLS AMG “Gullwing”.The supercar is planned to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.The SLS feature several vintage styling cues such as the gullwing doors and the prominent front grille with the extra large three-pointed star.
The Gullwing will come with a 6.3 liter, naturally aspirated V8 with 571 hp and 650 Nm of torque.Power is transferred to the rear-wheels through a new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that is located at the rear in the transaxle position.
Featuring a lightweight aluminum body that is supported by an ‘uber’ stiff aluminum spaceframe that help it achieve a kerb weight of around 1,620 kilograms or 3,671 lbs, the two seater hits 100 km/h or 62mph from standstill in 3.8 seconds and goes on to a top speed of 315 km/h or 196 mph. According to Mercedes, provisional fuel consumption for the SLS AMG is around 13.0lt per 100 kilometers or 18.09 mpg US.