Mercedes-AMG and Ducati signed at the Los Angeles Motor Show in November 2010, a cooperation agreement that included various marketing activities as well as joint appearances at shows and customer events.
The first joint presentation was that of the CLS 63 AMG and the Ducati Diavel AMG Special Edition at Frankfurt Motor Show 2011. AMG has been the “Official Car Partner” of the Ducati MotoGP team since the start of the 2011 MotoGP season. The AMG logo appears not only on the motorcycles and racing overalls of Ducati works drivers Nicky Hayden and Valentino Rossi, but also on the official teamwear and in the Ducati Lounge. Furthermore, as an additional outcome of the cooperation agreement, the Ducati fleet of vehicles is being gradually switched over to Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
Inspired by the Ducati Streetfighter 848, the “streetfighter yellow” colour of the SLK 55 AMG is stunning to look at. Mercedes-AMG says if there is sufficient demand, the special colour variant could also be made available as an individual optional extra from the AMG Performance Studio.
The scheme also seeps into the interiors with contrasting yellow stitching that creates a striking effect against the black nappa leather appointments, and is found on the door centre panels, beltlines, armrests, leather-covered roll-over bars, dashboard, the shift lever gaiter and also the AMG Performance steering wheel. Yellow illuminated AMG door sill panels featuring LED technology round off the striking effect of the interior.
We’ll take one each, thank you.