Do not rent this car

If you're coming to this post because you followed a link saying there was a Black Series with its top chopped off you're going to be as disappointed (and relieved) as the rest of us. It isn't. A sharp-eyed reader noticed a few inconsistencies with this vehicle (thanks Christopher) and, when called out, the rental… » 8/05/11 1:30pm 8/05/11 1:30pm

Practice your swing with a neon pink-on-black SL65 AMG

The Mercedes Benz SL65 AMG represents a proud pinnacle of German engineering whose heritage dates to the origins of the automobile. If he'd seen this one emblazoned with neon grille lights and pink badges, Gottlieb Daimler might have gone back to smithing flatware. » 6/02/11 9:30am 6/02/11 9:30am

Brabus Vanish: 800 HP Matte-Black Gold

Start with an already-tuned-by-AMG SL65 Black Series, fit it with larger turbos, huge brakes, a new transmission, then wrap it in black vinyl and put some weird plastic on the hood. Voila, the Brabus Vanish — an 800 HP SL. » 4/13/10 11:00am 4/13/10 11:00am

Alexander Ovechkin's Slightly More Creative License Plate

When we posted a picture of the license plate on Alexander Ovechkin's Mercedes Sedan it didn't take long for everyone to remind us of the boastful vanity plate on his other super Mercedes. » 1/29/10 2:00pm 1/29/10 2:00pm

2009 Mercedes SL65 AMG Black Series Back-End At Pebble Beach

Only 350 of the 2009 Mercedes SL65 AMG Black Series supercars will ever be made, but that hasn't stopped one from appearing at the Pebble Beach Concours. The $320,000 Benz has a staggering 661 HP, but that's topped by the 6.0-liter V12's 738 lb.-ft of torque.

(Thanks to J.F. Musial for the tip!) » 8/15/08 12:40pm 8/15/08 12:40pm

Pagani Zonda And Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Palling Around

Derek D and the boys at Fast Lane Daily have scored an interesting pic of the next-gen Pagani Zonda buddying up with the Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black for high-altitude testing in Colorado. This, of course, sets up rumors the new Zonda will have the same 6-liter V12 expected in the Blackest of SL's, instead of the… » 7/23/08 3:00pm 7/23/08 3:00pm

New Mercedes SL65 AMG Black Series Dances Around Track On Video

With twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 under the bonnet blasting out 661 HP and 738 lb-ft of torque, the newly-revealed 2009 Mercedes Benz SL65 Black, the pointy-star brand has really upped its game when it comes to tweaking out production platforms. In fact, as the video below the jump shows, watching it in action is… » 7/14/08 9:40am 7/14/08 9:40am

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… » 7/11/08 9:40am 7/11/08 9:40am

SL65 Black Series Spotted, Will Match SLR's Performance

Autocar reports that the 2009 SL65 AMG Black Series will feature performance to rival the 206mph SLR, but will cost around $200,000 less. That means 0-60 in 3.8 seconds and a top speed in excess of 200mph from the twin turbo, 650bhp V12. » 3/25/08 4:00pm 3/25/08 4:00pm

RENNtech Reveals 695 HP Monster Mercedes Tuning Package

Not wanting to get left behind in a world of 500 horsepower Euro-bruisers, RENNtech announced today its new "stage 3" kit designed to squeeze an impressive 695 horsepower and 895 lb-ft of torque out of the twin-turbo AMG V12. The kit uses a revised ECU, revised cooling system and other goodies to get as much usable… » 1/29/08 12:00pm 1/29/08 12:00pm

Jalopnik Holiday Gift Guide: Exotic Car Rental

We're getting closer to Christmas Day, so it's probably time to start considering gifts that don't require that much shipping. What if you could get your significant other an Aston Martin Vanquish, Murcielago Spider, Ferrari F430 or a Benz SL65 AMG without having to get a 400 month lease? If your pockets are slightly… » 12/14/07 1:45pm 12/14/07 1:45pm

eBay Auction of Lindsay Lohan's Mercedes Now Sanitized For Your…

Looks like the lawyers may have gotten to the auction of Lindsay Lohan's former 2005 Mercedes SL65. The original eBay auction for the dinged up and now apparently fixed Mercedes was very clear as to the pedigree of the former owner. Mysteriously the car was pulled down from auction a couple of days after we reported… » 11/12/07 9:15am 11/12/07 9:15am

Federline Asks Britney Not to Drive Kids in New Mercedes

We're getting a bit tired of celebrities and their automotive follies, but there's been an interesting twist in the ongoing saga of Britney Spears, cars and K-Fed's surprisingly high level of parenting competency... and we're hypocrites. Possibly after hearing about Britney and her new SL65, K-Fed had the audacity to… » 11/09/07 3:30pm 11/09/07 3:30pm

Britney Spears Buys SL65, Who Will She Hit First?

Because being a bad mother is a full-time job, we don't blame Britney for taking time out of her busy schedule of chandelier shopping and court appearances to buy a white Mercedes-Benz SL65. As with everything involving Brtiney Spears, it was chaos at the car dealership and she had to have a police escort to test… » 11/08/07 5:00pm 11/08/07 5:00pm

Lindsay Lohan's Coke-Sprinkled 2005 Mercedes SL65 On eBay?

For you auto-lovers of the celeb-obsessed variety — who also happen to have $110,000-plus to play with — we've got an eBay auction just for you. There's a Mercedes SL-Class on eBay which the seller claims to be none other than the SL65 Lindsay Lohan smacked into a tree back in May of this year and in which police… » 11/07/07 9:30am 11/07/07 9:30am

New SL-Class AMG Roadsters Revealed; Unveiling Set for Geneva

Dynamism! Dynamism! Dynamism! (Remember that word.) Mercedes' AMG revealed its new, facelifted SL 55 and SL 65 models (for the German market), which have been anointed with more power; upgraded suspensions, steering and brakes; and interior and exterior freshenings. In the SL 55, a faster-spinning supercharger and… » 2/01/06 6:42am 2/01/06 6:42am