SLS AMG Test-Drive

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SLS AMG Test-Drive

Post by Michel » Mon 07 May, 2012 2:13 pm

MB finally supplied me with an SLS AMG for a (limited) test drive.

Final impressions are on

There is also a cheeky video that my editor produced unbeknown to me :whistle:

If you want more photos, let it be known and I'll upload some.
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Re: SLS AMG Test-Drive

Post by T-Modell » Mon 07 May, 2012 4:15 pm


I wouldn't do it, I know myself too well ... too tempting ;-) ... at least I have a similar motor and I will enjoy it as long as it is still possible in this world.

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Re: SLS AMG Test-Drive

Post by Hendrik » Mon 07 May, 2012 8:36 pm

Cons Throttle touchy at low speed on uneven terrain (e.g.: entering or exiting driveways).
Perhaps take off the high heels?
Seriously MB are renowned for their long travel pedal, is this changing?
I don't like the modern cars where idle and WOT is separated by 2cm.

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Post by Starman » Mon 07 May, 2012 10:16 pm

As they say in the classics " lucky lucky b@stard". Very envious.
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SLS AMG Test-Drive

Post by ansteadeh » Tue 08 May, 2012 5:41 am

I see from Australian Story last night that Clive Palmer drives something similar....

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Re: SLS AMG Test-Drive

Post by TheTherapist » Sun 16 Mar, 2014 2:45 am

Wonderful to have the opportunity to drive a vehicle of this calibre. Amazing power from a naturally aspirated motor and in a beautifully balanced light body the experience must have been enthralling and exhilarating. And by all accounts comfortable enough to be a daily drive or taken for extended tours. :notworthy:
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