The 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG (R230) is a high-end performance variant of the R230 Mercedes-Benz SL model range. The car was only available as a convertible.
Production began in 2004 and it underwent a facelift in 2008 along with an introduction of the Black Series variant.
The redesign adopted the company's new design philosophy seen on the standard SL models although the SL 65 AMG saw the addition of an aero body kit, an altered bonnet, and new standard alloy wheels.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
The SL 65 AMG appears in Need for Speed: Most Wanted.
The stock SL 65 AMG is unlocked upon the player beating event #68 of the Challenge Series:
Upon being unlocked, it is made available as a Bonus car for use in Quick Race or multiplayer. It can not be purchased in the Career mode or be selected for customisation in My Cars.
Complete Challenge Series event #68
Top Speed 5.3
The tuned SL 65 AMG is included with the Black Edition release and is available from the beginning as a Bonus car for use in Quick Race or multiplayer.
It can not be purchased in the Career mode or be selected for customisation in My Cars.
Need for Speed: Carbon
It has heavy steering, although it produces a great deal of torque, giving it quick acceleration, even up to par with some of its muscle rivals, and has a high top speed, although it is easily outperformed on bendy tracks. It has a tendency to understeer through corners due to its weight, and is best used in pursuits.
The stock SL65 AMG is unlocked for purchase in the Career mode depending on the player's chosen career path:
- Exotic: Take over Morgan Beach, Kempton
- Muscle: Defeat Darius in the "Boss Race: Canyon Duel" event in Silverton
- Tuner: Defeat Darius in the "Boss Race: Canyon Duel" event in Silverton
Once unlocked, it can be purchased from any Car Lot for 125,000 cash.
Top Speed 4.4
Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City
The SL 65 AMG appears in Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City and is unlocked after defeating Scotty. It is also driven by the leader of the Krimson Crew - EX.
Need for Speed: ProStreet
Need for Speed: Undercover
It has the strongest acceleration, once fully upgraded, but this will make its performance identical to that of the Shelby GT500KR. It appears in the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo Wii releases with a price tag of $70,000.
It can reach a top speed of 216 mph (348 km/h) with stock performance and 227 mph (366 km/h) when fully upgraded.
Need for Speed: Shift
The SL 65 AMG appears in Need for Speed: Shift as a tier 3 car with a price of $140,000 and a car rating of 8.50. It is unlocked alongside all other tier 3 vehicles once the player earns 80 stars.
It has strong acceleration and a high top speed at the cost of handling. The SL 65 AMG can outperform many other cars on circuits featuring many straights although it may require some handling tuning for particularly twisting circuits.
Shift 2: Unleashed
The SL 65 AMG appears in Shift 2: Unleashed as a Modern C class road car with a performance rating of 939 with a handling rating of 3.33 and can be purchased for $142,000.
Need for Speed: Edge
The SL 65 AMG appears in Need for Speed: Edge.
|Mercedes-AMG & Mercedes-Benz|
|190||E 2.5-16 Evolution 2 '90 (W201)|
|300||SL '54 (W198)|
|A||45 '16 (W176)|
|C||63 AMG Coupé Black Series '12 (C205)|
|CL||55 AMG '00 (W215)|
|CLK||500 '04 (C209) · GTR '97 (GT1)|
|CLS||63 AMG '06 (W219)|
|G||500 '12 (W463) · 63 AMG '17 (W463) · Ener-G-Force '12 (Concept)|
|GLA||45 AMG '14 (X156)|
|GLE||63 AMG '16 (W166)|
|GT||Coupé '15 (C190) · R '17 (C190)|
|SL||500 '97 (R129) · 500 '04 (R230) · 600 '97 (R129) · 65 AMG '03 (R230) · 65 AMG Black Series '09 (R230)|
|SLK||230 Kompressor '99 (R170) · 55 AMG '16 (R172)|
|SLS||AMG '10 (C197) · AMG Black Series '14 (C197)|
|SLR||722 Edition '06 (C199) · 722 S '09 (R199) · Coupé '04 (C199) · Stirling Moss Edition '09 (Z199)|
|Unimog||Unimog '80 (U 404 S)|