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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG | FTW

Sep 2nd, 2010 | Categories: Cars | by Michael Williams

While out in California for the Concours d’Elegance I had a chance to pilot the insanely awesome Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and lived to tell the tale. Let’s just get this out of the way, the SLS AMG is a spectacular machine.

Power. On. Demand.

This car is a beast — a gull-winged rocket. The SLS is the super-car spawn of the designers at AMG (the first car totally designed by the guys that make Merc harder, better, faster stronger) that clearly (admittedly) draws inspiration from the beautiful 300SL. When released in 1954 the Mercedes-Benz 300SL was the fastest production car of its time (a title that is held today by the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport) and only saw the light of day because an American importer committed to a huge order of 500. If it weren’t for this commitment the SLS might just have regular old boring doors like most of the other cars in the world. Next time I have an extra $200K lying around I think I might pick one of these up.

Comments: 16

16 Comments to “Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG | FTW”

  1. Captain
    on Sep 2nd, 2010
    @ 5:28 PM

    No way that thing is Made in USA.

  2. Read
    on Sep 2nd, 2010
    @ 7:26 PM

    Does it fly if you play Daft Punk?

  3. Ramalhoni
    on Sep 2nd, 2010
    @ 7:38 PM

    This is beautiful peace of engineering, design and style … simply amazing …..

  4. Hilton
    on Sep 2nd, 2010
    @ 9:11 PM

    I’m not a big fan of Mercedes-Bourgeois, but I must admit that one of these recently caught my eye in Georgetown (Washington, D.C.) .

  5. Once Upon A Time
    on Sep 2nd, 2010
    @ 10:31 PM

    I saw the add, $2.95, it was right next to the sea monkeys.

  6. Ryan D.
    on Sep 2nd, 2010
    @ 11:17 PM

    This is the new Formula 1 safety car. I’ve been swooning over this car since the start of the season.

    I’m sure it sounds absolutely amazing.

  7. Ted
    on Sep 2nd, 2010
    @ 11:43 PM

    I drive a vw wagon. There’s no room for my Dog.
    It’s amazing. Thanks for the recent posts
    I’m having fun sending them around to my
    Car obsessed Brother.

  8. Brian
    on Sep 3rd, 2010
    @ 10:55 AM

    Much prettier than the SLR McLaren.

  9. Dave
    on Sep 3rd, 2010
    @ 2:05 PM

    Will it drive with the doors open? Because it would be a hoot to cruise it down Main St. on a Saturday night, blasting “Dirty Money” by the Clipse, jockin’ the ladies and whatnot.

  10. doane
    on Sep 3rd, 2010
    @ 2:55 PM

    Beautiful body lines but the wheels just don’t seem to fit.

  11. JFPisa
    on Sep 3rd, 2010
    @ 5:03 PM

    Good God…amazing.

  12. Leo
    on Sep 5th, 2010
    @ 9:40 AM

    I tried to place an order for one, but apparently i have insufficient funds. i shall try again next week when i get paid.

  13. nick
    on Sep 6th, 2010
    @ 8:54 PM

    fyi kiddies that car was designed by dodge (some say the next viper) and stolen by MB when the left the carass that was Chrysler to die. Fuck mercedes and fuck Dr.Z

  14. Wil May
    on Sep 8th, 2010
    @ 12:48 AM

    SWAG!… sorry my soulja boy side came out but GEEZ US.

    This. right here. is. absolutely gorgeous. genius design.

  15. RQH
    on Sep 9th, 2010
    @ 6:15 PM

    Hilton, if you are reading this blog then you’re bourgeois.

    Everyone else, this car is fantastic.

  16. roger more
    on Sep 30th, 2010
    @ 5:40 PM

    Those headlights are all wrong for that styling… looks like they lifted them from a Honda Prelude.