For sale to highest bidder: slightly used 2008 Ducati Desmosedici RR street-legal MotoGP replica. Okay, maybe “slightly used” is a bit misleading. This Ducati Desmosedici RR (one of only 1,500 produced) lost a battle with physics and currently sits in pieces at Insurance Auto Auctions’ Fremont, Calif., branch. The auction hasn’t actually started yet as […]
Ducati Streetfighter 848 Inspired Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG
The partnership between Ducati and Mercedes-AMG has produced some new fruit, this time a Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG inspired by the Ducati Streetfighter 848′s “Fighter Yellow” color.
It’s been over a year since Ducati and Mercedes-Benz’ performance brand AMG signed a cooperation agreement at the 2010 LA Auto Show. Back in September, the two brands came together to produce the special edition Ducati Diavel AMG at the Frankfurt Auto Show.
The Streetfighter Yellow SLK 55 AMG is a one-off color variant which will be displayed alongside the Streetfighter 848 at the 2011 Bologna Motor Show to symbolize the continued relationship between the two brands.
Inside the SLK 55 AMG, the convertible is awash in black nappa leather with yellow stitching while the yellow motif is also repeated on door center panels, beltlines, armrests, roll-over bars, dashboard, shift lever gaiter and steering wheel. The door sill panels are also illuminated with yellow LED lighting.
At the moment, the Streetfighter Yellow SLK 55 AMG is a one-off model but AMG hasn’t ruled out offering it as an option if there is strong enough demand.