Words & photos - Daniel Bevis
The Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS is a complex and beguiling thing - at once devastatingly pretty and utterly ruthless. And the process of turning one into a GT3 racer effectively involves rubbing over the words 'utterly ruthless' with a luminous highlighter pen, over and over again.
What you end up with is the frightening orange charger that you see here before you. The unmistakable gullwing doors remain, but they're no longer the key aesthetic feature; they've been superseded by an aggressive aero package that beefs up the lines exponentially. And just look at the pure-function interior - uncompromising carbon-fibre buckets that are wafer-thin, a handful of buttons, and a sodding great air hose to stop the driver drowning in his own sweat. Oh, and it's all very, very orange.
Spotted at the 2014 Goodwood FoS - click here for more photos.