Mercedes' all-new supercar is winging in! This
is the Gullwing and, as you can see by these exclusive spy shots, it's getting ready to hit the showrooms. Wearing less disguise than ever, and featuring production-ready 'gullwing' doors, the new flagship machine is entering the final phase of its development process.
Caught testing in icy northern Europe, this latest prototype is showing off some interesting hitherto unseen features including a strip of LED daytime running lights – just below the headlights – and production-ready brakes, which feature large cross-drilled discs. As for the body itself, expect styling to be influenced by the original 300SL Gullwing, with a large Mercedes star positioned in the centre of the grille.
Inside, the car gets a paddle shift semi-automatic gearbox, with at least six gears. There's still no word on what engine will power the flagship machine, but there are rumours of an AMG-sourced turbocharged V8 or even a V10. Either way, the Gullwing will boast 550bhp-650bhp, which will mean 0-60mph in under four seconds and a 200mph top speed.
When it arrives in mid-2010, just after a world debut at that year's Geneva Motor Show, the Gullwing could even be sold under the AMG brand. Production is likely to be limited to two years and around 6,000 models. Expect a price tag of at least £200,000.