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      08-06-2010, 11:01 AM   #1
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Mercedes SLS Gullwing seen in the wild..

Stumbled into this beauty in Kentucky of all places... Stunning in black over black. - strong & [almost] subtle. Note the "6.3" badge. Heh.



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      08-06-2010, 11:29 AM   #2
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Gorgeous car.

First time I saw one was last October in Tokyo at TGS and was struck by how low it sits.
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nice
ive seen 3 so far

but then again. newport beach has everything
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Gorgeous car.

First time I saw one was last October in Tokyo at TGS and was struck by how low it sits.
A friend I used to work with just got his a few weeks ago. What's nice is that it isn't too low in respect to everyday real world driving. He lives in SF and was worried about the streets, but he's not having any issues.

About the 6.3 label. Yes, we all know it's a 6.2 liter, but I don't think AMG is going to let go of that number too easily. There was a poll done for AMG owners as to what they thought of keeping the 63 designation on the new AMG S Class with the 5.5 TT motor. It was a mixed response but AMG feels that the heritage is too strong and wants (for now) to keep the 63 model usage.
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A friend I used to work with just got his a few weeks ago. What's nice is that it isn't too low in respect to everyday real world driving. He lives in SF and was worried about the streets, but he's not having any issues.

About the 6.3 label. Yes, we all know it's a 6.2 liter, but I don't think AMG is going to let go of that number too easily. There was a poll done for AMG owners as to what they thought of keeping the 63 designation on the new AMG S Class with the 5.5 TT motor. It was a mixed response but AMG feels that the heritage is too strong and wants (for now) to keep the 63 model usage.
I find that a bit silly. The used to call the AMG's 55's when they had the 5.4 (I believe) motors..... It reminds me of how the S4 says V6T on the side even though its supercharged.... Silly IMO.
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I find that a bit silly. The used to call the AMG's 55's when they had the 5.4 (I believe) motors..... It reminds me of how the S4 says V6T on the side even though its supercharged.... Silly IMO.
I miss the days when model numbers indicated engine displacement. I find it a bit silly that the 335i and the 328i, for example, have the same engine sizes.
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Beautiful car.

One of the most respectful retro cars that has been produced. It kept it's heritage in mind without being ridiculous in it's modern reincarnation.
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It's a nice car with a exciting engine note. Also the door handles that only pop out when the car is unlocked is a pretty cool gimmick too. And I just think the fact that the door hinges blow off during a roll over is ingenious. However I must say I don't like driving in it that much. It feels very claustrophobic in there and since the roof is part of the doors when ever I close it it feels like its gonna hit my head. And I'm not that tall, a little under 6 ft. I'll have to say I do like the SLR a lot better, thought it does cost like double the price.


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Saw it at the Frankfurt Motor Show last year, looked absolutely incredible. I love it, although I wish the back end was a little nicer, still I love it.


I also spotted one on the Nurburgring webcam last weekend.
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The design of the car has grown on me a lot. However, I wish the front was a tad more retro (like a Z8) and the back didn't look like an old Acura CL.

Disclaimer: I've never seen one in person
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The design of the car has grown on me a lot. However, I wish the front was a tad more retro (like a Z8) and the back didn't look like an old Acura CL.

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it looks 100x better in person
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Some dude has one in the parking lot in the building I work in.

It's like the #1 parking spot in the garage. Silver one. Have no idea...assume it's some lawyer.

Oh what!?!?! Pics or GTFO?

I will snap one when I come back from lunch. Right as you go into the parking gate, it is straight ahead.....you wait...1hr 30min from now..you will have a photo of it.

It's bit dark though...so don't blame me for the parking garage lighting.

Wait for it....
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does the SLS replace the SLR? i don't get it i don't see the SLR in the benz website anymore i know Mercedes wanted to replace it but i didn't know it was replaced by this.
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Some dude has one in the parking lot in the building I work in.

It's like the #1 parking spot in the garage. Silver one. Have no idea...assume it's some lawyer.

Oh what!?!?! Pics or GTFO?

I will snap one when I come back from lunch. Right as you go into the parking gate, it is straight ahead.....you wait...1hr 30min from now..you will have a photo of it.

It's bit dark though...so don't blame me for the parking garage lighting.

Wait for it....




oh wait
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Oh...saw one of these on the way to the gym too....camera phone. Sorry if they are big, they fit fine on my 21" widescreen..haha..








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does the SLS replace the SLR? i don't get it i don't see the SLR in the benz website anymore i know Mercedes wanted to replace it but i didn't know it was replaced by this.
The SLR ceased production two years ago. In 2009 they made the "Sterling Moss edition." That was the last one. The SLS doesn't "replace" it, it's just that the SLR is no more. The SLS is AMG's first 'all from scratch' car (ie, it's not based on any other car except for the historical version, and is not any sort of joint venture, like McLaren.)

http://www.emercedesbenz.com/autos/m...ng-to-a-close/
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Some dude has one in the parking lot in the building I work in.

It's like the #1 parking spot in the garage. Silver one. Have no idea...assume it's some lawyer.

Oh what!?!?! Pics or GTFO?

I will snap one when I come back from lunch. Right as you go into the parking gate, it is straight ahead.....you wait...1hr 30min from now..you will have a photo of it.

It's bit dark though...so don't blame me for the parking garage lighting.

Wait for it....


Super expensive car in the #1 spot in the garage. Maybe, the big boss man himself? (or herself)
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The SLR ceased production two years ago. In 2009 they made the "Sterling Moss edition." That was the last one. The SLS doesn't "replace" it, it's just that the SLR is no more. The SLS is AMG's first 'all from scratch' car (ie, it's not based on any other car except for the historical version, and is not any sort of joint venture, like McLaren.)

http://www.emercedesbenz.com/autos/m...ng-to-a-close/
ah thanks for clearing that up for me i was a bit confused
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