Mercedes has released the official sketches of the upcoming SLS AMG Gullwing supercar as a preview, sorta teaser plus some shots of the interior design. Judging on these sketches, you have to say it is a decent replacement for the mighty SLR.
Beside the sketches, we also had some renderings you might want to observe, but we have to wait until more clear images surface to see what’s what. For now let’s just talk about the fully revealed interior.
The cabin features a classic layout emphasized with those circular air vents. The dashboard lines resembles the original 300 SL as well. This retro theme has a great contrast with the modern ingredients of the car, like the big central monitor, or the brilliant trip computer in the front panel, there is also a nice set of LED lights which turn red as the car revs up . Also That line of chunky dial and buttons on the mid console makes you feel you are in the cockpit of a fighter bomber!
With all that leather and carbon fiber it’s a very nice place to be in, however it’s not flawless. For example there are too many buttons and knobs which is not cool and that steering wheel from the SL is not very supercarish!
The SLS AMG Gullwing will go on sale next year as the 2011 model.