2009 300 SL Panamerica is a design created by Arturo Alonso
of Gullwing-America. The car is based on a classic 300 SL reproduction
by Hooper and Co's Gullwing-AG in Germany.
The body of the Gullwing-America 300 SL Panamerica is constructed
with the use of aerospace derived composite technology. This
construction process uses a thin (0.5 mm) sprayed layer of aluminium
which is applied to the mold first, then over this is several
layers of fibre glass cloth and resin. The result is a body
which has the genuine look and feel of aluminium, but the strength
and longevity of fibreglass. In the event of major body damage.
Complete or part panels can be manufactured and bonded back
onto the body shell to return it to its original condition.
process is considerably cheaper and easier than traditional
The chassis of the Gullwing-America 300 SL Panamerica consists
of a reinforced and powder coated box-section frame which follows
closely to the original design but has been developed to be
stronger and afford greater resistance against twisting and
distortion. The chassis is has independent suspension with adjustable
coil over shock absorbers and AMG disk brakes.
Powering the 300 SL Panamerica is a naturally aspirated, Mercedes-Benz
sourced, 5.5 litre V8 which produces 370 hp @ 5,400 rpm and
530 Nm of torque @ 5,400 rpm. The power is sent to the rear
wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission.
Features of the Gullwing-America 300 SL Panamerica:
- 4 spoke leather steering wheel with power assist
- Start button
- four point racing harness
- Becker Mexico Radio with CD and I pod adapter - Fitted leather
- Retro styled AMG alloy wheels
- HID headlights