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Mercedes-Benz SL 417 Mille Miglia special edition revealed

February 15, 2015

Mercedes-Benz has revealed a new special edition ahead of its Geneva Motor Show debut, called the 417 Mille Miglia. It’s create for the SL-Class.

Mercedes-Benz SL 417 Mille Miglia edition-original

The special edition is an option package which can be adapted to the SL 400 and SL 500 models, bringing a number of unique trimmings and highlights to pay tribute to the 417-numbered 300 SLR that won the Mille Miglia rally in 1955. It was driven by Sir Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson.

As you can probably see, the special treatment includes a set of red-painted performance brakes, a red spoiler section at the front, and red detailing around the 19-inch front and 20-inch rear AMG alloy wheels.

Inside, there’s a smattering of matching red highlights as well, such as red seat bolsters, red grab-sections of the steering wheel, and various matt carbon fibre elements spread throughout.

No changes are made under the bonnet, leaving the SL 400 with its 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 in standard 245kW form, and the SL 500 with its 4.6-litre twin-turbo V8 producing 320kW. Adaptive suspension, however, has been added in as standard equipment.

Mercedes-Benz is planning to introduce just 500 examples of these unique packages. An example will make its public debut at the big Geneva event starting March 3.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.