At 661 HP, The 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Is A Very Magic Woman

Mercedes has finally revealed the new 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series. Based on the recently revised Benz SL65 AMG, the newly blackened version will now be Mercedes most powerful production car ever. With the finely tuned and double-turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 under the hood, power is up to an astonishing 661 HP with torque remaining at the already staggering 738 lb-ft. Expected to be priced in the range of $320,000, the SL65 AMG Black Series hits the Benz lineup as an indirect replacement for the McLaren-built SLR coupe. Want one? They won't be easy to find.


That's because we're told to only expect a limited run of 350 over a 12-month period. Luckily, 200 of them are slotted to hit U.S. shores, so there's at least a shot of seeing one of these amazing monsters of Deutschland on the streets.

Jalopnik Snap Judgement: Although we totally dig the styling, and those horsepower numbers are through the roof, at that pricepoint, we'd rather wait for the 2011 Mercedes SLC gullwing supercar. Of course, if we had the money to play in this price range, we'd probably just buy 'em both. You know, to have one for the missus. [via Edmunds]