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Christopher Bruce0000-00-00 00:00:00

Mercedes Highlights SLS AMG GT Safety Car and C63 AMG Estate Medical Car

Both cars carried over from last season

Both cars are carried over from last season

There is no Formula 1 race this weekend, which gives the opportunity to look at MercedesMercedes-BenzMercedes-BenzGermany, 1924 > present197 models
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latest safety cars for this season. It has been supplying the safety car to the sport for the last 18 years, and this year it is using the SLS AMG GTSLS AMG GTMercedes-Benz SLS AMG GTGermany, 2012 > present5 photos
as the safety car and C63 AMG EstateC 63 AMG EstateMercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Es...Germany, 2011 > present4 photos
as the medical car.

Bernd Mayländer will be driving the safety car for this 13th season. Before that he raced in the DTM and was an instructor for the AMG Driving Academy.

The SLS AMG GT safety car returns from last season and is still mechanically unmodified from the street version. It gets a rear-facing camera for Mayländer to see the cars behind him, a roof light kit and extra lights on the rear. Beyond those changes, it is a stock SLS AMG GT.

The C63 AMG Estate also returns this season as the medical car. Like the safety car, it is mechanically unmodified, but it gets a light bar, extra illumination and cameras. Alan van de Merwe drives the medical car, and Dr. Ian Roberts is on board to attend to injuries. There are two more medical personnel in the rear. All of the passengers get six-point racing harnesses. The car carries a defibrillator, respiration apparatus and other medical supplies.

Encyclopedia
Mercedes-BenzMercedes-Benz
SLS-ClassSLS-Class
SLS AMG GTSLS AMG GT
Engine
V 8
Displacement
379 cu in
Top Speed
199 mph
Transmission
7, Double Clutch
Maximum power
591 hp @ 6800 rpm
Type
Fixed-head coupé
Fuel
Petrol
Fuel consumption (combined)
17.82 US MPG
price
$ 201.500
annual ownership cost
$ 3.645

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