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    Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster (C197) 2010-

    2012 Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster #1

    Had a nice afternoon with my auto journalist buddy, driving out to the lake and taking photos of a new SLS Roadster.

    This thing is a contained beast, though it felt like any other modern car under normal driving conditions, but with muffled NASCAR sounds. There's quite a bit of electronic control going on, which given the market it's aimed at is understandable. We didn't use the "Sport Plus" mode of the DTC 7-speed transmission (no place to do so) but "C" (Controlled Efficiency) felt like a classic American slushbox, and "S" (Sport) allowed very satisfying sub-4-second 0-60 times. The interior is rather cramped but comfortable, and as for the boot... well, you'll be traveling light.

    Who cares? The front-mid layout and glorious 6.3 V8 (kindly assembled by Herr GŁnther) cranking out 563HP is worth giving up luggage space.
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    2012 Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster #2
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    '62 356S Notchback Hotrod
    '64 VW Microbus 21 Deluxe
    '67 911S Das Geburtstagsgeschenk
    '68 911T Targa Sporto
    '68 Mercedes 280 SL
    '62 BMW 700 Sport
    '63 BMW 700 Cabriolet
    '72 BMW 3.0CSL
    '72 BMW 3.0CSA
    '70 914/6 GT

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    2012 Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster #3
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    '62 356S Notchback Hotrod
    '64 VW Microbus 21 Deluxe
    '67 911S Das Geburtstagsgeschenk
    '68 911T Targa Sporto
    '68 Mercedes 280 SL
    '62 BMW 700 Sport
    '63 BMW 700 Cabriolet
    '72 BMW 3.0CSL
    '72 BMW 3.0CSA
    '70 914/6 GT

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    Nice photoshoot ! Thanks for sharing

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    Not a bad afternoon! What publication does he work for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duell View Post
    Nice photoshoot ! Thanks for sharing
    Thanks for adding more!
    Quote Originally Posted by Kitdy View Post
    Not a bad afternoon! What publication does he work for?
    He's a freelancer, principally for the manufacturers, but also for Bloomberg News, Autoweek, etc. and online, Leftlane News.
    '62 356S Notchback Hotrod
    '64 VW Microbus 21 Deluxe
    '67 911S Das Geburtstagsgeschenk
    '68 911T Targa Sporto
    '68 Mercedes 280 SL
    '62 BMW 700 Sport
    '63 BMW 700 Cabriolet
    '72 BMW 3.0CSL
    '72 BMW 3.0CSA
    '70 914/6 GT

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