Beneath the disguise
WHATIS IT? MercedesBenz SLK 55 AMG WHYTHE FUSS Ultimate tweak of the new droptop WHEN’S IT HERE? 2012 HOWMUCH? About $150,000 WE haven’t even seen the all-new Mercedes-Benz SLK in Australia but already the gofaster crew at AMG in Germany are working on their flagship. The next SLK 55 should be here next year with AMG’s latest 5.5-litre V8 under the bonnet and a bunch of other upgrades to the suspension, brakes, tyres and wheels. Carparazzi caught the car outside a McDonald’s, proving that even AMG engineers have to eat, during track tests in Germany. The obvious keys to an AMG upgrade are all visible, from cross-drilled brake discs and bigger wheels to a four-pipe exhaust system. Next, expect a Black Series SLK workover.