The AMG tuning arm of Mercedes-Benz is synonymous with prestige performance, the Black Series label however is just downright scary.

2008 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series

The new Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series is potent mix of lightweight design, insane performance and total exclusivity.

2008 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series

The high-performance two-seater coupe is powered by an AMG 6.0-litre V12 biturbo engine, with a maximum output of 493kW at 5400rpm and an electronically limited 1000Nm between 2200 and 4200 rpm.

2008 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series

Without any electronic handicaps, the hand-built AMG engine would achieve maximum torque of 1200Nm thanks to the newly designed pair of turbochargers developed specifically for the SL 65 AMG Black Series engine.

2008 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series

These figures make the SL 65 AMG Black Series the most powerful AMG model ever to come out of Affalterbach.

From a standing start, it takes just 3.9 seconds to reach 100km/h and then onto an electronically limited top speed of 320km/h.

2008 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series

Its broad hips, retractable rear spoiler and aerodynamic front and rear aprons all find their origins in motorsport.

2008 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series

Pricing has not yet been announced; however it is most certainly a case of if you have to ask.