This week we're celebrating the German cars in Need for Speed Most Wanted in the lead up to GamesCom. Today's it's the turn of the Mercedes SLS AMG, the flagship Benz.
The iconic doors are inspired by classic 1952 300 SL.
ItÂ¹ll jump from 0-60 in 3.7 seconds and top out at 197 miles per hour, but itÂ¹s not just the performance that makes this car special.
Itâ€™s the sound.
The 6.3 liter V8 delivers spectacular power and a fantastic soundtrack at any speed. Hit the gas hard and the SLS screams blue murder.
In-game itâ€™s powerful but very well balanced, with an excellent drift. Its light weight makes it a target for heavier, more durable cars, but theyâ€™ve got to catch you first.
Pictures of "the real thing in action" and the full article you can check out on NeedForSpeed.com.
Most Wanted - Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series
August 6th 2012
We're showing Most Wanted to the general public for the first time ever at GamesCom 2012 in Cologne, Germany next week.
Look out for big news, new gameplay and stacks of video and pictures from the game starting with our press conference on the 14th August.
And to get you in the mood, we're talking about some of Most Wanted's hottest cars. This week, we're celebrating the Germans!
Let's start with the Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series.This car's all about domination.
It's the most powerful AMG model yet with a 6-liter V12 that develops 661 horsepower. That's more than 738 lb ft of torque through the rear wheels. Hit the gas, and you can probably spin the Earth.
But this SL65â€™s not just about power. It'll do 0-60 in 3.7 seconds and hit an (electronically limited) top speed of 199 miles-per-hour.
In Most Wanted, this car's almost unstoppable in a straight line and potent in a fight, but it'll take all your skill to keep a lid on all that awesome power in the tightly confined downtown areas of Fairhaven City.
Because we love you, and we know you love the SL 65 Black Series, weâ€™re making it available straight out of the box and pre-loaded with the Power Pack.
To get yours, just pre-order on PC from our Origin store or head to Walmart.com, where pre-orders come bundled with a heavily modified Ford F-150 Raptor. Unbelievable!
We're back with an all new video of Most Wanted.
'This time, we're showcasing three cars in the open world of Fairhaven City: the Corvette ZR1, the Koenigsegg Agera R and the Hummer H1 Alpha. These cars tell you a little about the diverse nature of our line-up for this year's Need for Speed.
The Corvette ZR1 is fast, fast, fast. A screaming, all-American answer to 80 years of European supercar supremacy. It's fast, light and agile thanks to a 638 horsepower V8 and stripped down chassis that features an all-carbon roof.
Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
The Hummer is the undisputed heavyweight champion of Fairhaven City. You won't escape the cops or outrun your friends and rivals in this 6.6-liter turbo-diesel monster, but you won't need to. It's the heaviest and toughest car in the game.
The Koenigsegg Agera R is built for speed. It'll hit 273mph on the straights. It'll get you to 200mph in an astonishing 17.68 seconds and stop you dead in 7.28. Cop on your tail? Hit the brakes, he'll fly right by.
Most Wanted isn't about pristine cars sitting untouched in a showroom. It's about getting your foot down, sliding the back end out and fighting your way past cops and rivals to the top of your Most Wanted list.
The action takes you on a grand tour of Fairhaven City, a massive, open world of heavily policed freeways, downtown grids, industrial zones, tunnels, storm drains and high-speed open roads.
Here are the system requirements for Most Wanted as they have been posted on Origin.com
Minimum System Requirement:
OS:Windows Vista (Service Pack 2) 32-Bit
Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core (Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHZ or Althon X2 2.7 GHz)
Hard Drive: 20 GB
Graphics Card (AMD): DirectX 10.1 compatible with 512 MB RAM (ATI RADEON 3000, 4000, 5000 OR 6000 series, with ATI RADEON 3870 or higher performance)
Graphics Card (NVIDIA): DirectX 10.0 compatible with 512 MB RAM (NVIDIA GEFORCE 8, 9, 200, 300, 400 OR 500 series with NVIDIA GEFORCE 8800 GT or higher performance)
Sound card: DirectX compatible
Keyboard and Mouse
DVD ROM Drive
Recommended System Requirement:
OS:Windows 7 64-Bit
Processor: Quad-Core CPU
Memory: 4 GB
Hard Drive: 20 GB
Graphics Card: DirectX 11 compatible with 1024 MB RAM (NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 560 or ATI RADEON 6950)
Sound Card: DirectX compatible
Keyboard and Mouse
DVD ROM Drive
You want to know what cars are going to be in Most Wanted? Follow the car list on needforspeed.com!
So far these cars have been confirmed for Most Wanted:
- Porsche 911 Carrera S
- Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4
- BMW M3 CoupÃ©
- Ford Mustang Boss 302
- Subaru Cosworth Impreza STI CS400
- SRT Viper GTS
- Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale
And here the Most Wanted trailer from E3
Need For Speed: Most Wanted Announcement Trailer
June 4th 2012
Here a short trailer for the new Need For Speed: Most Wanted.
After misinforming you now it's clear. It will be a complete new game. Nothing to do with the old Most Wanted.
On October 30th it will be released, but you already can pre-order and pocket a Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale and a Porsche 911 Carrera S.
Limited Edition Features
2 Incredible Cars: Pre-Order the Limited Edition and get two early unlocks: the beautiful Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale and the latest Porsche 911 Carrera S.
Custom Livery: Both cars come with a stunning satin black custom livery, only if you pre-order.
4 Hours Double Speed Points (SP). Unlock four-hours double SP to rank up and unlock rewards faster.
Multiplayer Modifications: Need mods for better acceleration or stronger armor? You got â€˜em.
We don't have any information other than it will be a remake of Most Wanted and that Criterion Games is developing it. What the exact name of the game will be has yet to be released. But there already is a sweet looking picture for you!
Sale alert! The following cars are now on sale for 30% off!
Nissan GTR (R35) SpecV
Renault Sport Megane R.S.
Audi TT RS
Volkswagen Golf MK1 GTI Uber Bunny
The sale is for limited time only, so donâ€™t miss out! Get these cars in your garage today!
With only 50 units ever produced, the Lamborghini Murcielago LP 650-4 Roadster is rare and sought after the world over. The 6.5l V12 engine produces 650hp, hence the moniker, and was increased from 640hp in previous Roadsters.
The Murcielago LP 650-4 Roadster will turn heads with its Grigio Telesto bodywork and bright orange Arancio LP 650-4, featured on the front spoiler and sills.
Get behind the wheel of this rare Roadster and get ready to race! Now available in the Car Dealer!