The 1950’s iconic SLS AMG has been given a new lease of life. Inspired by the legendary 300 SL coupe, the engineers at Mercedes have successfully created a new super sports car with lightweight design throughout.

The driver can feel the true luxury of the vehicle from sitting in the Recaro shell seats, with their rich, black leather upholstery. The famous 6.3 litre V8 engine ensures outstanding performance from the SLS sports car, manufactured by the experts in Affalterbach. The SLS AMG boasts 571 hp, which enables it to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds, with an electronically limited top speed of 317 km/h. The interior of the car is also impressive with its unique fusion of features, while dynamics and comfort are both central aspects, and it goes without saying that driving the vehicle is a genuine experience. However, it is the brand name seat manufacturer Recaro from Germany that enables driving enjoyment to be experienced in its purest form. With its ultra-light weight seat shells with top quality leather upholstery, Recaro makes it possible for sporty drivers to accelerate out of tight bends without sliding out of the seat. The (light) weight of the sporty seat shells fits perfectly with the spirit of the rear-wheel drive vehicle made of aluminium. The Recaro seat shells for the SLS AMG are now available as an optional extra from Mercedes dealers.

As the SLS AMG is the new Formula 1 safety car, Recaro seat shells will soon be used on every Formula 1 weekend – for the first time during the opening race of the season at the Bahrain Grand Prix on 14th March 2010.

Source: Recaro