|Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG (R230) '02|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo Concept|
Gran Turismo 4 Prologue
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||ST, PR|
|Interior in GT6||Detailed|
|Engine||Mercedes-Benz M113 5.4 Supercharger|
|Max Power||469 HP|
|Performance Points||509 PP|
|Max Torque||748 Nm|
|0-60 Mph||4.2 seconds|
|Standing Quarter Mile||12.606 seconds|
|Top Speed||217 miles per hour (349 km/h)|
|Length||4,535 millimetres (178.5 in)|
|Width||1,827 millimetres (71.9 in)|
|Height||1,295 millimetres (51.0 in)|
|Weight||1,970 kilograms (4,300 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||4.2 kg (9.3 lb) per horsepower|
There are fifteen colors to choose from for this car:
- Brilliantsilber (Brilliant Silver)
- Alabasterweiβ (Alabaster White)
- Cubanitsilber (Cubanite Silver)
- Travertinbeige (Travertine Beige)
- Tellursilber (Tellurium Silver)
- Jaspisblau (Jasper Blue)
- Tansanitblau (Tanzanite Blue)
- Topasblau (Topaz Blue)
- Smaragdschwarz (Emerald Black)
- Andraditgrün (Andradite)
- Obsidianschwarz (Obsidian Black)
- Schwarz (Black)
- Bernsteinrot (Amber Red)
"The 5th generation SL with further refinements in sportscar performance."
Based on the fifth-generation SL released in 2001, Mercedes-Benz's tuning arm, AMG, produced this mother of all high-performance luxury convertibles with the SL55 AMG. It shared the same powerplant with other AMG models designated with the numbers "55". Under the hood resided a supercharged 5.5-liter SOHC V-8 that cranked out an awesome 493 HP at 6100 rpm (up from the previous model's 469 HP) and 516.4 ft-lb of torque from 2750 to 4000 rpm (Of note, it nearly matches the output of the SL600, whose power and torque are rated at 493 HP and 590.2 ft-lb, respectively). The powerplant comes mated to AMG's 5-speed automatic transmission called Speedshift, which features quicker up-and-down shifts than the base gearbox, especially in manual mode.
Unlike the SL500, the SL55 AMG power comes on immediately and flourishes in the upper rpm spectrum. It accelerated like a rocket and seemed to completely shed its 1955 kg curb weight when the throttle pedal was floored. The car's handling is also sharper, thanks to AMG's tweaking of the ABC (Active Body Control). In the SL55 AMG, it provided better stability, most notably through thigh turns where rear traction and grip could be compromised.
The SL55 AMG has indeed delighted the tastes of many who like the look and feel of a Mercedes-Benz convertible, but wanted supercar performance. Later on the even better SL65 AMG was announced. This new high-performance monster goes beyond all imagination, with the specs being an unbelievable 604 HP maximum output, with a maximum torque of 737.7 ft-lb.
The player can unlock this car by winning a Professional Level race at Tahiti Maze in reverse.
The Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG (R230) '02 can be purchased from the dealerships for 168,120 Credits.
The Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG (R230) '02 can be purchased for 125,000 Credits.
The Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG (R230) '02 can be purchased from the dealerships for 125,000 Credits.
As a Premium car, the Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG (R230) '02 can be purchased from the dealership for 125,000 Credits. It can also be imported from Gran Turismo PSP and be made a Standard Car instead. Both cars are Level 10.
This car can be obtained in one of two ways:
- Buying it at the Mercedes-Benz dealership for 125,000 Credits.
- Getting all gold in the International B License tests.
The car has a detailed interior.
- A red version of this car is featured on the Gran Turismo 4 disc, alongside the Ford GT LM Race Car Spec II on the cover of the game.