Watch F1 legend David Coulthard and pro-golfer Jake Shepherd set a new world record – farthest golf shot caught in a moving car – with the help of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster. The car caught the ball 275 metres away from the tee.
We also have the behind the scenes footage that Merc or UK released the same day. It is a very enjoyable 10 minutes or so of YouTube delisiousness.
Wouldn’t you just hate to be a one of the most attractive super cars on the market employing one of the best sounding V8 engines ever produced that is capable of outputting 563 hp and 479 ft of torque. Only to find out that after being for on sale for just under a year that your days were numbered and you replacement had been announced. Strangely that is what has happened to the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, as it was announced this week that the car will be replaced by a refreshed model that will include the letters GT in the name.
2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT – Front 3/4
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT will go on sale here in North America in November and will offer its potential buyers the following upgrades over the outgoing non GT version. The naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 has increased the number of prancing ponies under the hood and is now tuned to output 583 hp however the torque figure remains the same. The Fuel economy figures as well as the cars electronically limited top speed are also unchanged and come in at 16.8 L/100km and 11.7 L/100km (14/20 mpg) city/highway and the top speed will stay at 320 km/h (197 mph)
2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Roadster – Front 3/4
Other items that have been improved would be the 7-speed AMG Speedshift double clutch transmission, which has been made more direct and sharpened up with quicker gear changes in the new M driving mode. A brand new AMG Adaptive Suspension handles the twisties thanks to twin aluminum wishbones and variable, electronic-controlled dampers. On the exterior the GT will offer darkened headlights and taillights, along with AMG carbon-fiber exterior mirrors, and red painted brake calipers.
2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT – Interior
We are not sure if all of the upgrades to the SLS AMG warranted a new name for the car but it certainly makes us even more interested I driving one.
Hey everybody. I just have a short one for today as last night I was busy writing my first article for Carguide Magazine. So if you come across the next months magazine pick it up and look for my (Mark Lemmon) Article.
Today we bring to you another great Evo Magazine video diary. As Harry Metcalfe takes us around Nice, Southern France in the new 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster
AMG brings the new 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster to the Moto GP race at Luguna Sega raceway for its North American Debut. As it turns out AMG would also like you to know all of the ins and outs of the cars so they have produced this product features video.
If you are interested in learning more about the Amazing Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster click here: http://wp.me/p1sgG3-lV
I must admit that I am still reeling from the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster video that we posted yesterday. So it may have taken some of the shine off of the most recent video upload by Porsche. The video was created to introduce the arrival of the new top of the line 200,000 dollar 2012 Porsche Panamera Turbo S is curiously on the same curvaceous bridge that was featured in yesterdays Merck Video. I tried using Google Goggles to tell me where this very scenic location was however it wasn’t able to return an answer for me.
There isn’t a lot of engine noise from the 4.8-liter twin turbo V8 however the Porsche website is claiming that it can do the 0-100 km/h dance in 3.8 seconds. That is unbelievably quick considering that this is a big 4 door sedan that has all of the latest techno and safety bells and whistles under its skin. The small displacement V8 is capable of outputting 550hp and 550 pound feet of torque with an over boost function that can see the torque number climb as high as 590 for short durations. The power flows to the road through Porsche’s PDK 7-speed Automatic gearbox and carries on to the pavement through an All-wheel drive system.
This is going to be a blistering fast car and is going to be stiff competition for the soon to be released BMW M5 and Audi RS6. But then again if you had a rear end like that wouldn’t you be trying to run away from it all day long as fast as humanly possible?
If you have Eyes and Ears you have to Watch this Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster Video. Short of shooting Top Gear’s Stig off of a British aircraft carrier Mercedes has pulled out all the stops for this film. I can safely say that this is by far the best car film Mercedes-Benz has ever made. The short film focuses on the new 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster and pits the car against winding roads, curvaceous bridges, and endless tunnels. It also starts the film by racing the Roadster against its older brother the Gull wing hardtop SLS AMG.
Make sure that you have your speakers’ turned up for that opening sequence as it is truly meant to be appreciated with all of you senses. The sounds of the big block 6.2-liter V8 outputing 563hp makes shivers run up and down my spine, especially when they show the car driving through the tunnel. I was so enamored with the film last night when I found it; I even had to streamed a copy onto my digital media device so I could appreciated on my big screen with surround sound.
Even if watching this video this morning is the only highlight of your day, you still have had a good one.
To Read more about the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster and Hardtop versions, check out the links below to related articles.
Test Drive of the 2012 SLS AMG Roadster: http://wp.me/p1sgG3-9M
Sexy vs Sexier, I’ll let you decide which is which: http://wp.me/p1sgG3-8M
Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster Spied at the Nurburgring: http://wp.me/p1sgG3-26
I am very sure that you all woke up today and wondered how Roger Federer was dealing with his runner up placement at this year’s French Open. You then probable wondered what he would do with the prize money other then wiping his tears away with it.
Fortunately Mercedes-Benz has the answer for you, he will be purchasing a new car. The new 2012 SLS AMG Roadster to be more precise. Thank fully Roger can fall back on his tennis career as he is no Jeremy Clarkson, coming out with quotes like “I really love the rims, the wheels and the engine” didn’t quite meet my requirement for information. One box that was checked off my new car check list was engine sound and I’m wondering how many different ways I can express how great Mercedes’ 6.2-liter V8 sounds as it puts its 563 horsepower through the rear tires.
Either way it will be a great sound track for you to eat your lunch to.
Over the past two weeks we have had two absolutely stunning cars been announced to the automotive purchasing public. Both of which are modern interpretations of cars that were previously on the road in the 1960’s. One of them however is to be produced on an extremely limited run (50 Units) while the other has been created to be sold to just about every Beverly Hills house wife who can still form a smile or even blink. If you haven’t already guessed the two cars in question would be the 2011 Aston Martin V12 Zagato and the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster.
As the title suggests I think it is a toss-up in trying to decide which on is better looking. I would have to say the same holds true if you are trying to see which one has the better sounding engine. The big Benz has the same engine as its hardtop brethren, the now world famous 6.2-liter V8 pumping out an amazing 563 hp and 479 ft of torque. On the other hand the Zagato is employing its stalemates’ (DB9/DBS) 6.0-liter V12 tuned to a mere 510 hp and 420 lb.
Where the two can easily be separated would have to be in the manner that they were designed, and in fairness to the Zagato the SLS Roadster had the easy way out in this category. In reality all the Mercedes camp had to do was take near perfect SLS AMG and chop off the roof. The bonus was they then had the perfect excuse to ditch the gimmicky gull wing doors. The other advantage was that this roaster should require less stiffening as it already has beefed up sills which result in an out of the box strong connection linking the front of the car to its rear. This bit of science you can thank the seagull wings on the fixed roof version as they forced the original design to over engineer the cars chassis right out of the gate. All of the other components have been carried over from the SLS AMG with the exception of the soft top folding roof. A fabric roof was chosen over a folding metal hard top to ensure that the cars center of gravity was kept as low as possible.
The Zagato on the other hand has a handcrafted aluminum body draped over a V12 Vantage chassis. The result is a traditional beautiful Aston Martin dialed up to 12, no make that 15 on the good looks scale. The designers choose right from the beginning of the project to skip the use of machines in the manufacturing process and designed the creation of each body panel to be done with the use of an English Wheel and body bucks. In fact the Zagato’s creators say that a metal stamping machine would not even have been capable of creating the majority of the body panels. Case in point the ever so subtle double bubble roof, and don’t be afraid to let your eye continue along that line to those tail lights and exhaust exits. Very Enzo a la steroids if you ask me.
If it is up to me the Aston Martin V12 Zagato gets the top billing in this article however if you think about it long enough it really isn’t a fair fight. The custom design house (Zagato) should always be sexier than a tuning division (AMG). Then factor in that hand crafted body panels will always look better then ones created by a machine and a limited production run should always be more cutting edge then a mass produced vehicle.
So in this face off the Zagato gets more votes and wins or in this case it gets my vote which makes it the Sexiest car produced so far in 2011.
Whatever you do don’t stop at the images below, try your best co continue to the very bottom where you will find a video of a new Aston Martin V12 Vantage Zagato filmed revving at the 2011 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.
- 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster – 3/4 Front
- 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster – Side
- 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster – From the Top
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The Current Title Holder of Sexiest Car of 2011.
- 2011 Aston Martin V12 Zagato – 3/4 Front
- 2011 Aston Martin V12 Zagato – 3/4 Rear
- 2011 Aston Martin V12 Zagato – Full Side
And now turn on your speakers and bring the noise.