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.