Mercedes-Benz SL Mille Miglia 417 Special at Geneva Motor Show
The Designo night black magno color with the contrasting red accents on the front spoiler lip, the 19-inch front and 20-inch rear alloy wheels, the brake calipers and the rear diffuser is certainly eye-catching.
Of course, Mercedes being…well, Mercedes, the display model's paint is optional – the standard Mille Miglia 417 that was created to celebrated the 60th anniversary of the brand's class win at the 1955 Mille Miglia road race in Italy will come in a more mundane magnetite black metallic paint finish. Two more colors, the matte ;designo cashmere white magno and the shiny designo diamond white bright will also be offered on the options list. There's also a boot lid spoiler – that's standard.
Inside, Mercedes dressed up the seats, door panels and steering wheel in black leather with red accents, along with 417 Mille Miglia insignias embroidered in the headrests, and matte carbon finish for the trim elements.
The "Mille Miglia 417" will be offered in SL 400 and SL 500 guises running a 329hp (333PS) turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 and a 448hp (455PS) twin-turbo 4.6-liter V8 respectively, with sales to start in April this year. Production will be limited to 500 units worldwide.