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Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG World Championship 2014 Collector’s Edition

In celebration of its success in this year’s Formula 1 World Championships, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled two limited edition models of the SL 63 AMG paying tribute to its two F1 drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. Lewis Hamilton, who became the Formula 1 champion for the 2014 season after a series of memorable duels, proposed black as his base colour. Nico Rosberg, his fiercest rival in this season’s races, chose white as his colour theme. Mercedes-Benz is only producing 19 of each model, and each model in the “World Championship 2014 Collector’s Edition” is effectively one-of-a-kind: for each individual vehicle is dedicated to one of the 19 Formula 1 race tracks used this year and is unmistakeably identifiable as such through some of its equipment and appointment details. Ultra-limited editions aside, the SL 63 AMG boasts a 5.5 litre V8 biturbo engine that can pump out an impressive 585 hp. The price for the strictly limited-edition and unique pair of vehicles, both of which immortalise the exciting duels fought through this Championship, is €629,510 (approximately $785,890 USD). A single vehicle costs €320,110 (approximately $399,630 USD).

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