The GULLWING Has Landed-Mercedes

On February 15th this incredible classic car arrived to out store and we couldn’t resist its beauty for a second. After a great photoshoot now we can give the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL a big welcome to Kinetic.

Here is a short history summary of this masterpiece:

In 1953 US importer Maximilian Hoffman convinced the Board of Management at Daimler-Benz to build a series version of the successful 300 SL racing sports car. Incredibly, just five months later in February 1954, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (W 198) made its sensational debut at the International Motor Sports Show in New York. The new sports car exuded elegance and innovation in equal measure. It was the world’s first four-stroke production passenger car to be equipped with output- and efficiency-enhancing direct fuel injection.

Breath-taking engine output of 215 hp (158 kW) provided a top speed of 250 km/h, depending on final drive ratio. That made the 300 SL the fastest production car of its day. As with the legendary racing sports car from the 1952 season, the vehicle featured consistent lightweight design throughout and a spaceframe that supported the engine, transmission and axles and left no room for conventional doors.