Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 45th Anniversary edition

22 Oct, 2012 3:00pm Tom Phillips

Just five track-only SLS GT3 45th Anniversary editions will be sold

The Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 45th Anniversary edition has made its public debut at the Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil.

The SLS Anniversary is an outrageous track-only supercar built to celebrate the 45th birthday of AMG. Just five cars will be built, and each one costs 446,250 Euro in Germany - about £360,000 at today’s exchange rate, which is £191,575 more than the road-going SLS Coupe.

For your investment, you get a hand-built SLS AMG track car based on the firm’s GT3 racer. All five anniversary cars come in this new designo magno graphite matt paint finish, complimented by the special "45 Years of Driving Performance" logo in silver on the GT3 racing car's gullwing doors.

Inside, the full roll cage is also painted in the designo magno graphite colour, while the GT3’s dash sports a matt carbon fibre finish. The seatbelts come in contrasting silver.

Key to any AMG car is its engine. The 6.2-litre naturally aspirated V8 in the GT3 45th Anniversary edition is fitted by long-standing Mercedes test driver, not to mention five-time DTM champion, Bernd Schneider.

Each car bears a special plaque with its build number and Schneider’s signature, making the SLS AMG GT3 45th Anniversary edition quite the collector’s item, according to Mercedes.

All cars have to be collected at the Mercedes AMG factory in Affalterbach, Germany. Mercedes will include track driving tuition from Bernd Schneider upon request.