Saturday, August 17, 2013

2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Roadster




It’s true that you will have to give up the roof-hinged doors if you choose the drop-top version of the car, but those hot Californian days make the compromise fully worth it. The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Roadster (not exactly the shortest name possible), is truly impressive, with excellent looks, more power, and a super techy (never tacky!) interior.

The car gets its juice from a 6.3-liter V8 capable of 583 hp. The power unit is connected to a 7-speed DCT, which is a match made in heaven, as the performance figures successfully prove: a 0-60 time of just 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 197 mph. Of course, responsible for that is also the supercar’s curb weight, which is 3,661 lbs.

Those who have driven the beautiful two-seater have described the experience as thrilling and incredibly satisfying. Even though the long nose of the car and its low stance can make it a bit tricky to estimate how close you are to objects in front of you, it doesn’t take very long to get the hang of it. Going over bumps doesn’t result in the car scratching its chin over the pavement, and it doesn’t affect your comfort even after long drives – that’s how good the suspensions are.

Speaking about long drives, the new SLS AMG GT Roadster boasts a really impressive range. Its fuel tank is comparable to that of a SUV, being capable of holding as many as 26.2 gallons of fuel! Fitting such a large tank into such a petite vehicle looks very much like magic to us.

On the inside, things get even more enchanting, as the luxury automaker has spared no efforts and expenses to create something truly spectacular. Leather and carbon fiber dominate the picture, but all that obviously comes with a price. The standard version is pretty cool, however if you’ve got a little extra cash, splurging on a sophisticated two-tone leather upholstery with quilted stitch pattern trims is what we would call a very good idea.

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