For Sale: One gently used Mercedes-Benz with leather interior, an AM/FM stereo and power steering. Also 661 horsepower. No matter which way one says this last bit, there’s just no way to make this 2009 Mercedes Benz SL65 AMG Black Series sound sane. Bedecked with every conceivable performance upgrade Mercedes-Benz’s in-house tuner, AMG, could throw at it, the SL65 Black rolls with all the subtlety of nuclear explosion. Massive carbon fiber fenders front and rear hide the kind of 19” tires that allow the Black series to attain nearly 1G of lateral force. The further use of composites in the front fascia, hood, trunk lid, and roof shave 210lbs off the production car’s weight. Twin turbos force feed air and fuel into the massive, 6 liter V12 which in turn puts this power to the road through a revised automatic transmission. Which all adds up to one of the most delightfully deranged cars on the road. It’ll run down a straight road faster than just about anything on four wheels while coddling its occupants. It’ll do the same around turns, too, provided the driver can figure out a way to keep the rear wheels from spinning. The editors at Road & Track couldn’t but decided they didn’t really care one way or the other. And that’s the point. The Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black is just about perfect because everyone needs to go a little crazy now and then. Find the Black Series here on eBay in Plainview, New York with a Buy-It-Now price of $224,900.
Temporary Insanity – 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 Black
July 6, 2012 by Leave a Comment