Mercedes Benz is reportedly actively working on a smaller, toned-down version of the Mercedes SLS AMG that will take aim at the Porsche 911. Called the SSK AMG, the new sports car will feature a shortened version of the SLS platform and will drop the gullwing doors to cut costs. Powering the Mercedes will be AMG’s next-generation direct-injected, turbocharged V8 worth around 500 horses. The anticipated 0 to 60 mph for the new car is around 4.5 seconds.
The Mercedes Benz SSK is expected to hit market in 2014 with a convertible version following sometime thereafter. [via MotorAuthority]