Mercedes-Benz SL72 AMG

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The SL 72 was the most powerful car Mercedes-Benz had ever produced, boasting a supercar-league maximum output of 525bhp and 553lb/ft of torque. Ferrari's F50 of offered 512bhp and 347lb/ft  

One of Just 35 Examples Built - 7.1 Litre V12

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The car offered here is an example of one of AMG's rarest and most exotic models, the legendary SL 70, which, when it went on sale in 1995 was the most powerful car that the company had ever produced, boasting a supercar-league maximum output of 525bhp and 553lb/ft of torque. Ferrari's F50 of the same year offered 512bhp and 347lb/ft!

Later given the designation SL 73, it was based on the flagship SL600 that had debuted in the R129 platform at the Geneva Show in 1989. Sleeker and more aerodynamically efficient than its W107 predecessor, the new SL also incorporated a wealth of safety features, including a spring-loaded, self-erecting roll bar.

For the SL 72, AMG bored and stroked the SL600's 6.0-litre V12 to achieve a cubic capacity of 7,055 cc. The transmission was Mercedes-Benz's latest five-speed automatic, and power was transmitted to the ground via a special wheel/tyre combination. AMG decided that they need not be bound by the German manufacturers' agreement to restrict their vehicles' top speed to 250km/h (155mph), and as a result the SL 72 was able to unleash its full potential, which meant a top speed of around 185mph with the 0-60mph dash covered in only 4.8 seconds. As a testament to the stupendous performance of the SL 72 and later SL 73, Horacio Pagani chose its AMG-modified V12 engine as the power unit for his new Pagani Zonda supercar.

Production was halted after an estimated 35 SL600s had been modified to SL 72 specification. Of the 35 SL 72s built, 25 were purchased in a package deal by the Sultan of Brunei, leaving just a 10 examples to be sold privately.

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