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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

“It sounds a dragon.”

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I couldn’t him.

The SLS is Mercedes-Benz’s latest It’s a title that it through a number of individual but none more so than the gullwing doors, which ensure its immortality on posters the bedrooms of teenagers around the

That engine helps, Not simply because its powerful could get Paul Rodgers out of Bad Company, but for the actual power it 563 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. Based on the version of this motor under the hoods of other from MB’s in-house division, AMG, it gets intake and exhaust systems, dry lubrication and strengthened internal in order to handle the extra of pyrotechnics that it is subjected to. one is hand assembled by a single so if you run into any problems you know who to blame.

Yeah, I’m looking at Robert Feiler.

Even the doors closed and the volume under control, the SLS attracts a bit of cell phone camera as it slinks around town. surprised me, as it doesn’t possess the beauty of something like a or Lamborghini. Instead, the two-seat exhibits the presence of a classic star that you see walking the airport. You can’t quite him, and he may not be the handsomest guy in the world, but something about the way he’s and how he carries himself that greatness.


Yeah, I’m looking at you, Rodgers.

The SLS is as low as a Corvette, but wider and a foot longer – the aluminum stretched like taffy an ultra light space made from the same Yes, the extra thick roof pillars are reminders of the commitment to safety overall, but aren’t enough to take any of the bad out of its

Simply drawn, but flawlessly the interior is practically painted in from the top of the dashboard down to the Real aluminum trim unless you’re interested in out a few extra grand for carbon The white on silver motif of the cluster can be tough to read the day, but the typeface on the gauges as if it was copied from an old 24 Heures du poster, and it will have eyes popping when the sun down and the backlighting turns on. The piece that’s really out of is the dated infotainment system, its old-time radio dial would look right at in the 1955 300SL, the legendary that the SLS is loosely based on.

The fun stuff is delivered to the rear via a carbon fiber driveshaft to a seven-speed, dual-clutch transaxle, the of its kind from the German Steering wheel-mounted paddles let you gears yourself, or you can choose one of the modes that range Comfort to Sport Plus, adjust the shift pattern and response to match your

Steering is speed-sensitive and nearly with your directional There is so little slop in the that it feels like an flick of a thumb could you into oncoming traffic. this level of connection race car-type double suspensions at both ends, and the of feedback is redefined in the SLS. is quicker than immediate, and you every bend and blemish in the surface as well as if you were your bare hand it.

Unlike the active rear that deploys at high to create downforce, the suspension is passive, bereft of the adaptive that most cars of ilk and many lesser ones Perfectly tuned for dream the setup can be a little punishing on pavement, especially if you live in New City, or have a full For those with neither of issues, a tighter, track-oriented is available.

Even without it, the SLS felt at home fooling around on the course at Raceway Park in New As should be the case with a the experience is singular. With the set behind the front axle, the of gravity is located toward the of the car — as is your backside – that long hood out into oblivion gives you the of piloting a javelin – the thrown not one from AMC.

A healthy of understeer is dialed in, but power all. A heavy stomp on the gas will wag the tail with the of them, at least until the protective stability and traction systems start selectively the 15.4-inch front and 14.2-inch brakes and dialing down the output in your best Of course, if you have no interest in you can turn them off.

It’s your money.

it comes to smooth driving on a this is a slow in, fast out of car. But fast doesn’t the half of it. Mercedes-Benz pegs the 0 to 60 mph at 3.7 seconds, which is nice, but the acceleration from 60 mph to beyond astonishes. Need to pass a on a two-lane mountain road? In fact, take the twelve in front of it as a lovely parting

Top speed is electronically limited to 197 and the SLS should have no time there if you happen to find on a salt flat. But that happen all that often, it? Not unless you live in Utah. then who would want to the paint on this thing?

No, is a car made for that mythical called the Autobahn, where it was and reared. Speed has little to it, certainly not the piddling velocities bound by law to observe here in the of the Free. From A to B it goes its business in a very studious, efficient, very Mercedes-Benz that borders on boring.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe

trapped on things called and interstates, the demeanor of the SLS is unhurried, if you’re driving it faster anyone else on the road. The sound, which could win at Talladega with the throttle open, is little more a background hum at highway speeds, much of the drama from the And that’s what is missing

Supercars are supposed to be absurd, in one way or all of the time, not just in fits and They should constantly you and everyone on the side of the road the that something amazing is to happen, or explode. The SLS isn’t available in yellow paint. more of an assassin, remaining and collected as it waits for the order to something it cares little – like that Porsche the big fixed wing in the center — so it’s hard to head over heels in with it in a giddy sort of

But then the need comes to get or out of it, and in that moment of limbo staring at the SLS parked on the side of the and sitting behind the wheel, wonderful happens. Whether you are in the of nowhere, or the middle of Times when those doors it becomes the center of the universe. wise practice your and entrances, which are pretty once you get the move down.

By the way, in the unfortunate event you end up putting the SLS on its roof, explosive blow the doors loose so you can still extricate yourself in a graceful, albeit inverted for the benefit of the emergency crews and any on the scene. So, rich ladies, don’t forget the underwear.

I’m looking at you Lindsay, Paris,

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Base $183,000

Type: 2-passenger, 2-door coupe

Engine: V8

Power: 563 hp, 479 lb-ft torque

7-speed dual clutch

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe

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