There's already been talk of convertible and electric versions of the SLS in the pipeline, and now according to Autocar, Mercedes bosses have given the green light to an SLS Black edition. As with other Black Series models in the AMG range the SLS Black will bring astonishingly expensive performance gains to the already potent coupe. And, er, make it look 'blacker', probably.
The estimated performance gains are relatively modest (though we're still talking pretty bonkers figures here), with 0-60 down 0.4 seconds to 3.5 seconds, and max speed up from 195mph to 208mph.
If that sort of look isn't for you but you're still not content with the standard SLS's neat retro form, how about this for an alternative. US firm Gullwing-America have come up with an extensive body kit for anybody who feels the 'boggo' SLS isn't quite retro enough. It adds seven separate pieces of hybrid aluminium and carbon fibre, along with bespoke wheels and some interior bits all designed to evoke the 300SL rather more directly than the Merc successor does in standard guise.
Finally while we're having this little SLS-fest, it's also worth checking out the video below that Mercedes has just released. It shows several vignettes of the SLS's development, from pencil sketch to crash testing, and even some pretty spectacular driving footage.