If the Mercedes-Benz SLK hard-top convertible wasn't already a stunner in the looks department, the German car maker has now given it a heart of a beast.
The SLK 55 AMG has suddenly got, with a 5.5 litre AMG innard, the lung power to go from 0 to 100 km in just 4.6 seconds.
And if you still aren't impressed by the AMG badge, its sporty body kit and new power, then the roar of the 5,461cc V8 engine when it switches on will certainly make you realise that your leonine machine is a monster in disguise.
As you know, the AMG tag is all about unbridled horsepower that makes you chafe impatiently if you don't cross the red line on the speedometer.
And of course, this is possible only because of the stratospheric price at which such indulgences come. The new SLK is true to its AMG genes and ticks the boxes on all these criteria.
Text: Arup Das, Business Standard
Images courtesy: Mercedes-Benz