2000 Mercedes Vision SLA | car review @ Top Speed

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Mercedes-Benz Vision SLA


The new Vision SLA is just a piece of the future. No utopian vehicle, this is a thoroughly and realizable project, capturing the with its use of new style elements, new and new interior materials on a tried and technological basis.

The design takes up an old theme — the fun of a roadster — and projects it the future. It is the consistent recollection of simple, unadulterated type of which makes up the special of this two-seater. Just meters long, it is tailored to fit its like a glove and allows to become one with the technology, the and nature.

Unfiltered experience, every kilometer of the way at Mercedes-Benz, with these qualities a tradition dating back 90 years. But the Vision SLA represents the time that the qualities of the have been transferred to the car class. The Vision SLA could, in the establish itself as the “teenager” open-top Mercedes sportscars.

The of powerful curves and transparent

The two-seater fits this at first glance. Its muscular in the front and rear speak simplicity and sporty dynamics. The wanders across an artistically hood which covers the front of the car and rises towards the of the body, reinforcing the powerful of the roadster. The outer curves of the harmoniously enclose the two exterior integrating them into the look.

The tight lines contrast the easy surfaces in the central of the hood, these simultaneously a further essential feature of the transparency, openness. Aluminum with a geometric perforation allow glimpses of the area hood. The upper attachment of the spring struts also from here — as a contribution to the SLA motif “transparent The perforated aluminum sheets optimize air flow.

Front with new identity features

profiles and the striking arrow-shaped with the central Mercedes are the main stylistic features of the section, reinforcing the identity of the The Vision SLA consciously adopts the language of the high-performance sportscar SLR and shows that its style also suit sporty models of other vehicle The designers have again up with something very for the shape of the upper wing they have extended it to the with two transparent plastic which protrude from the curves of the hood and conceal These function as turn lights and illuminate the entire ends with their light.

The channeled high and low of the xenon headlamps emerge two of the elliptical apertures in the wing Thanks to compact projection they are held in aluminum which are visible as a result of the metal of the hood. The third in each wing profile is for the

A further wing profile in the lower area of the front acting as spoiler to ensure air flow in the engine area. To the and right, oval openings the lower edge of the hood, cooling air onto the front disks when the car is in motion.

signals on the trunk lid

In the side it is above all the gleaming 19-inch with their attractive design, and the wide doors, handles pop out mechanically on touch and back flush to the vehicle once you are inside. The typical positioning of the turn signal inside the casing of the exterior has also been implemented by the in the roadster Vision. Like the two turn signal lights, the LEDs certainly catch the

The gentle slope down to the is reminiscent in form of the legendary SL roadster which caused a in the fifties. The tail lights, below transparent plastic on the rear mudflaps also this line. While the from the red LED tail light is across the entire lower by means of a prism system, the signal LEDs are situated a wing profile which above the prisms.

Built-in luggage rack integrated rear spoiler

The covering the tail lights the outer point of an integrated luggage rack which has multifunctional properties. On the one hand the system will hold a formed suitcase, and on the other the lower cross-strut of the luggage serves as rear spoiler and the pressure on the rear axle an stability feature.

The two diffusers in the bumpers are both stylistically and aerodynamically significant. They aerodynamics and reduce the cd value of the which, despite the compact of the Vision SLA is only 0.36.

The LED lights and a neon tube for the light are situated in the rear of the roadster.

Tailor-made interior for the roadster experience

The interior focuses the message of this pure driving pleasure by on the essentials. Seats, steering instruments, gearshift lever and a few are all the driver needs for the classic, roadster experience. Although a few modern luxury features of course, included: car radio, windows and power-adjustable exterior

The interior is tailored to fit not a centimeter too Exactly the right amount of for two occupants to feel comfortable: no no less. Driver and passenger their places on ergonomic seats made of carbon and are instantly at one with their ideal circumstances for the unimpeded of roadster driving.

A piece of unadulterated nature in the

The selection and use of the materials also to the natural character of the Vision There are neither carpets nor seat covers. Instead, metal surfaces, gleaming elements, transparent perforated structures and unique, dark leather dominate the look. The is normally used for the manufacture of and is tanned according to traditional exclusively using vegetable It retains its natural look all of the processing, making each individual and unique. Like cashmere or expensive silk, natural material also has a special value and permanently its characteristic qualities such as wear-resistance and excellent climatic

On the instrument panel and the insides of the the designers have introduced of the saddle leather, which can be up to millimeters thick, but have not it to fit, deliberately leaving the cut visible. Saddler’s seams in cotton round off these areas and form a pleasant contrast. On the metal of the floor in of the driver’s and passenger’s seats are studded mats made of leather, with robust seams, while the integral feature a perforated leather and sporty throws in the same

Perforated metal structures transparency to the center console of the SLA and reinforce the lightweight structural given by the aluminum knobs for the ventilation and car radio which are there. The two round instruments in the the ignition lock and the hazard lights, also take the of matt aluminum cylinders correspond in shape to the casings of the headlamps. Finally, the material can also be seen in the striking element, which serves as a base for the instrument panel and space to accommodate the ventilation These lead to the lateral, vents which can be adjusted by of disks. At the front, aluminum metal with perforated joins the instrument panel to the

With their white and green, backlit dials, the instruments reflect the design of the chronometers used at the side of the in days gone by to record and top speeds. A genuine chronometer is provided as part of the interior of the Vision SLA: the clock is in a further aluminum cylinder on the console and can be removed along its saddle-leather wristband.

Aluminum as between design and technology

The in the Vision SLA will not just see the sporty character of the roadster and it in terms of the technology it offers; will be able to feel it In the material concept of the open-top touch plays a very role: points of frequent are covered with high-quality leather: the steering wheel, the the arm rests in the door panels and the

Matt aluminum with knurled structure which is to the touch forms the link design and technology. All control which require a turning are made from this the grip area of the combi on the steering wheel, the regulators for the and ventilation, the light switch and the for the car radio. Other interior with which there is little contact are primed a new type of metallic paint leaves a deliberate rough a further reminder of the thoroughbred of the past.

The color of this paint matches to the highly exterior paint finish of the SLA: “cool silver”.

Mercedes-Benz Vision SLA
Mercedes-Benz Vision SLA


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