2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Formula 1 Safety Car
Mercedes-Benz has replacing 2012 SLS AMG Safety Car with the newer Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT 2013 model. The new Formula 1 safety car has been used during the 2012 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix on September 21st, 22nd, and 23rd.
Same as the latest 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT model, the new Formula 1 Safety Car is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine which can produce maximum 583 horsepower (591 PS) and 650 Nm of torque paired with an seven-speed AMG Speed-shift dual-clutch transmission. This new F1 safety car will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in only 3.6 seconds and reaches the 124 mph mark after just 11.2 seconds and reaches 197 km/h in the top speed.
As always, the main role of the Formula 1 safety car is to help ensure maximum safety for the field of drivers is maintained in extreme situations. As soon as Race Control considers that the safe progress of the race may be impeded, such as during poor weather or if there’s a crash, it sends the safety car out.
Behind the wheel of the new Formula 1 safety car will be Bernd Mayländer, who has been pacing Formula 1 races since 2000 and recently took the new SLS AMG GT out on a track.
Because Formula 1 cars often need to maintain a certain pace so that their tires and engine stay at optimal conditions, it’s crucial the F1 safety car is a competent track performer. Given its specs, we think the new 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT F1 Safety Car will have no trouble keeping things under control at the remaining grands prix.
Mercedes-Benz and its performance partner AMG have had extensive experience in the design, development and deployment of official F1 safety cars over the years. Its first was the C36 AMG, which paced things during the 1996 F1 season.
The standard 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT is already available in Germany market this month. While for US market, first sales are scheduled to start in November. Base price will start from € 204,680 for AMG GT Coupe and € 213,010 for AMG GT Roadster.