The photo reveals a black sheet draped over what looks to be the SLS AMG shape, but more sharply flared wheel arches suggest it is the latest addition to the Black Series family.
"Anticipation is supposed to be the greatest joy. But don’t worry, Mercedes-AMG will not wait until Christmas to unwrap this gift. The mystery about the latest Mercedes-AMG model will be disclosed soon," the carmaker said in a statement released with the image.
"In less than 24 hours, we reveal the secret under the car cover. Stay tuned and check back with us tomorrow."
TMR's spy photographers caught the enhanced SLS testing at the Nurburgring earlier this year. Wearing only light camouflage, the coupe's pumped-up guards were more than obvious.
A more aggressive nosecone with enlarged brake ducts could also be seen on the camouflaged front end.
The flared wheel arches suggest a widened track, which will enable the fitment of wider rubber and improve cornering stability beyond the already impressive levels.
Also visible is a carbon-ceramic brake package. Already an optional extra with the regular SLS, you can bet it will be standard equipment here.
This prototype maintains the standard model’s rear valance and side skirts, but more aggressive bits could appear on the production Black Series.
Power will likely come from an upgraded version of the current 420kW 6.2 litre V8, as something of a swansong for the much-loved engine already exiting many other AMG models in favour of the new bi-turbo 5.5 litre V8.
AMG is also likely to improve performance via weight reduction, with increased use of carbon fibre and aluminium in its construction.
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