This super sports car thrills with a perfect synthesis of open-top driving pleasure, outstanding driving dynamics and systematic lightweight construction… we welcome the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster.
The combination of an aluminium spaceframe body, an AMG 6.3-litre V8 front-mid engine (the same, muscular engine as the gull-wing model) developing a peak output of 420 kW (571 hp) and 650 newton metres of torque, a seven-speed dual clutch transmission in a transaxle arrangement and a sports suspension with aluminium double wishbones ensures outstanding driving dynamics and roadster motoring pleasure.
The soft top of the SLS AMG Roadster opens and closes in just eleven seconds, and can be operated on the move at speeds up to 50 km/h; the driver only needs to operate the roof control unit conveniently integrated at the front of the centre armrest. The soft top has a seamlessly bonded rear window of heated single-layer safety glass.
The open-top SLS AMG exudes effortless dynamism and an authentic charisma. The pronounced shoulder sections are reminiscent of tensed muscles, and suggest sheer power in combination with the large wheels in size 265/35 ZR 19 (front) and 295/30 ZR 20 (rear).
The interior continues the breathtaking design with prominent stylistic features that include the dashboard in the shape of a wing section and the air vents with adjustable, cruciform nozzles reminiscent of jet engines, all just like a cockpit.
The AMG Drive Unit allows the driver to choose a personal vehicle setup, the steering wheel with its high-grade nappa leather lining and flattened lower rim section allows perfect vehicle control and the shift paddles and lower steering wheel bezel are of solid metal.
The standard selections of the SLS AMG Roadster include black designo leather, AMG sports seats with heating, a slot-in glass draught-stop, Comand APS with DVD player, anti-theft alarm system with tow-away protection and interior monitoring, Thermotronic luxury automatic climate control and the Keyless-Go starting function.
The car also has the optional AMG Performance Media which is inspired by motor racing and combines numerous telemetric displays such as engine data, lateral and linear acceleration and lap times on a racetrack, as well as providing high-speed mobile internet access.
The open-top SLS AMG accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds, and the top speed is 317 km/h (electronically limited) – which means that the Roadster has a performance comparable to the gull-wing variant. The AMG Speedshift DCT 7-speed sports transmission boasts fast gear changes with no loss of tractive force – in as little as 100 milliseconds.
So it’s fair to say, based on the above details, that this incredible car is a beauty and one we abosultely love…