This new incident definitely proved once again that what supercars can do to you if you don’t have proper control over them while driving. This is the aftermath image of the accident scene in Mumbai and of the Mercedes SLS AMG which was driven by the owner’s friend at the time of incident.
The reports suggests that the person driving the car was drunk at the moment and was speeding in the car which is worth about 2.9 Crores, when he lost control and actually hit a stationery car parked below the JJ flyover located on the south of Mumbai area and then it went on to hit 5 other people who were actually sitting near a divider at around 12 A.M. and 1 A.M on Thursday night.
Out of the 5 people, 1 received minor injuries while one of them had a fractured collarbone but the doctors confirmed that the woman is stable. Fortunately there were no causalities. The 4 injured were immediately rushed to the nearest JJ Hospital. Amongst the 5 injured one of them was a child and he too received minor injuries.
According to the report the expensive supercar was owned by the shaikh’s friend who is a contractor and owns about 250 vehicles used for cleanup by BMC. The accused was later captured by Police and taken into custody. The accused later was booked and was charged for of rash and negligent driving, and causing grievous hurt.
Macho, GT, images of the iconic 300SL, a long bonnet, dramatic gullwing doors and noise. These would be the first things that would come up to your mind when you mention the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG. The SLS AMG is the kind of car you’ll be glad to spend your lottery money on. With its fabulous set of gullwing doors and the thunderous 6.3-litre V8 engine under the bonnet, the SLS is an all-out supercar. Developed entirely in house, this is the first time AMG has been given a clean sheet to build a road car from the ground up. The SLS draws inspiration from the 1954 300SL which finished second and fourth in the 1952 Mille Miglia, followed by victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The car shares the stunning looks, styling and the performance of its predecessor and the SLS is almost 2meters wide. The original SLS was nicknamed ‘gull-wing’ for the way the doors opened and the current SLS looks the part as well. Mercedes launched the SLS Coupe and roadster in India in 2010 and prices for the sportscar start at over 2crore.
Mercedes-Benz would be updating its SLS AMG supercar in 2013 model year. The sportscar would have more power, recalibrated transmission and more dynamic suspension settings. While the SLS AMG GT would hit showrooms internationally by November this year, we can expect it to come to India only by 2013 or maybe even the year later. The SLS AMG is sold in India both as a coupe and a roadster which are priced at Rs2,55,00,000 to Rs 3,05,00,000 respectively. The 2013 SLS AMG GT has been developed using experienced gained from racing the GT3 version of the SLS AMG.
the luxury sport coupe segment is vastly dominated by German manufacturers. So far they are the only one able to ask for big price premiums. The Porsche 911 pretty much invented the segment with an almost affordable high performance coupe with luxury amenities. Nowadays the segment is highly competitive with performance oriented luxury coupe like the M4 or the C-Class AMG.