Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG | FTW

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 on “Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG | FTW

    Captainon September 2, 2010 @ 5:28 PM:

    No way that thing is Made in USA.

    Readon September 2, 2010 @ 7:26 PM:

    Does it fly if you play Daft Punk?

    Ramalhonion September 2, 2010 @ 7:38 PM:

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

    Hiltonon September 2, 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.) .

    Once Upon A Timeon September 2, 2010 @ 10:31 PM:

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

    Ryan D.on September 2, 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.

    Tedon September 2, 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.

    Brianon September 3, 2010 @ 10:55 AM:

    Much prettier than the SLR McLaren.

    Daveon September 3, 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.

    doaneon September 3, 2010 @ 2:55 PM:

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

    JFPisaon September 3, 2010 @ 5:03 PM:

    Good God…amazing.

    Leoon September 5, 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.

    nickon September 6, 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

    Wil Mayon September 8, 2010 @ 12:48 AM:

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

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

    RQHon September 9, 2010 @ 6:15 PM:

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

    Everyone else, this car is fantastic.

    roger moreon September 30, 2010 @ 5:40 PM:

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

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