Spies took pictures of what looked like a Dodge Viper – but underneath all of that camouflage was the SLC. This new SLC will be the successor to the SLR McLaren.
With the partnership with McLaren coming to an end, Mercedes and its AMG performance unit have hooked up with HWA, a German engineering company that builds cars for the German Touring Car championship, to craft a new supercar.
The production SLC isn’t expected before late 2010, though we might see a concept version (or Vision, in Mercedes naming strategy) earlier-perhaps at the fall 2009 Frankfurt motor show.
Powertrain speculation centers on a V8 with a displacement in the range of 6.2 liters and output in the neighborhood of 600 hp. This prototype sports big wheels and a massive brake rotor and caliper combination that we’ll likely see make it to the road-going version.