After a virtual shellacking of the 2014 Formula 1 Season, Mercedes-Benz has big reasons to celebrate.
Drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg competed for 16 first-place finishes out of 19 tries this year, and the team has a Driver’s Championship and Manufacturer’s Title to show for it.
In commemoration, the German automaker has unveiled two limited, special edition versions of the SL63 AMG roadster, each of which will be limited to 19 units.
The first version is finished in smooth and classy white, designed with input from Nico Roseberg. Its ‘himalayas grey’ accents resemble fine china splayed over designer cloth, with a cashmere-adorned interior that’ll probably give you cravings for sweet dessert.
As a special homage to the Roseberg, the AMG wears an outline of the Hockeheim circuit on its floor mats. As you may have guessed, it’s one of the many tracks where the German driver earned pole position.
Hamilton’s version looks more like a gold-lined smoking jacket, one that Mercedes dubs “athletic and challenging.” The droptop S-Class is the more aggressive-looking of the pair, sports detachable mirrors and door handles, and features a map of the Silverstone track on its carpet.
No matter the color scheme, the SL63 AMG World Championship 2014 Collector’s Edition costs $399,303, which includes a helmet worn by its respective competitor. However, if one ultra-exclusive commemorative Mercedes is enough for you, you’ll have to wait. The roadsters will only be sold as a pair at first, for a doorbuster sale of $785,247. Individual units will become available later.
Under the hood, a 5.5-liter biturbo V8 provides 577 horsepower and 644 pound-feet of torque for racecar-like excitement. 0 to 60 mph acceleration comes in just 4.1 seconds, however it’ll feel a bit quicker when the wind is blowing through the hair(pieces) of its drivers.
With these limited edition SL63s, Mercedes-Benz says something your middle school basketball coach would never admit.
Sometimes, winning is everything.
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