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The most powerful AMG Mercedes ever, the SL65 Black, hits London’s mean streets
Posted: 07 Sep 2010
There's function behind the hulking form. The Black's engineers managed to shave 250kg - the equivalent of a pair of sturdy South London publicans - off the SL65's kerbweight, seemingly by employing the simple mantra, ‘But what if we made it out of carbon fibre instead?' - the door panels, splitter, diffuser and most of the interior are rendered in black weave. The seats wouldn't be out of place in the Design Museum just up the road from here: gorgeous, sculpted carbon-fibre buckets, barely an inch thick. No tilt or lumbar adjustability here: you'll sit where you're told and be happy with your lot.