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    Re: Here is the new MB SLS.

    Rossi:
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    Rossi:
    janus:
    reginos:

    I suppose the Flugel-doors add something to the weight. What a pointless feature!

     

    hmmm...well  they ARE the whole point of the car.... and the only real selling point of the car

    Without them it's just another high powered benz.


    Exactly. Smiley
     

    So the only thing M-B have to distinguish their new super(expensive)car is the funny doors?Smiley

     


    It's the "funny doors" that make it special, just as the sciccor doors in case of the big Lambos. Smiley
     

     

    Besides its history and tradition, they are trying to bring back the SL from the 50's that had all the style and class the brand should represent.


    Re: Here is the new MB SLS.

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    Is this   Mr. AMG??



     

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     the doors maybe funny and maybe heavier, thought i do not think so.

    but the fact that the sills are higher clearly benefits chassis stiffness and that helps a lot in the dynamics/performance of the car. and of course the image and history associated :P


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    Re: Here is the new MB SLS.

    koko:

    Is this   Mr. AMG??



     

    sls.jpg

    The guy in the driver's seat is ex-racing driver Hans Herrmann.


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    Re: Here is the new MB SLS.

    fritz:
    koko:

    Is this   Mr. AMG??



     

    sls.jpg

    The guy in the driver's seat is ex-racing driver Hans Herrmann.

    First overall Le Mans victory for Porsche in 1970 in 917 Kurzheck, with Attwood as his co-driver.

    Porsche Museum February 2009 074.jpg


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    Re: Here is the new MB SLS.

     The car is difficult to get in and out of because of the doors. 


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    Re: Here is the new MB SLS.

    JoeRockhead:

    Here it is on its side. Very nice looking car! Look at the front end in this view, the flat nose reminds me of the GT-R they way itslopes down abruptly.side.jpg

    Sorry guys to diaspoint you, but this is just a photoshop on top of an existing SL. It ain´t the real SLS...SmileySmileySmiley. And another fact that this picture is done by someone with no idea of the real car. Look at the position of the door handles! You think Mercedes will put them in that position, so low? That is something you don´t do in building the Tata Nano so how can someone imagine that they will do it in a car like this?!?


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    Re: Here is the new MB SLS.

    ed_moree:
    JoeRockhead:

    Here it is on its side. Very nice looking car! Look at the front end in this view, the flat nose reminds me of the GT-R they way itslopes down abruptly.

    Sorry guys to diaspoint you, but this is just a photoshop on top of an existing SL. It ain´t the real SLS...SmileySmileySmiley. And another fact that this picture is done by someone with no idea of the real car. Look at the position of the door handles! You think Mercedes will put them in that position, so low? That is something you don´t do in building the Tata Nano so how can someone imagine that they will do it in a car like this?!?

     


    Ed, that's the door handle for the midget-driver, rest of the customers will have to order "Handleless-Go". Smiley
     


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    Re: Here is the new MB SLS.

    nberry:

     The car is difficult to get in and out of because of the doors. 

    C'mon, Nick, if Hans Herrmann can manage to get in at his age, that's no excuse for you not to buy the car. Smiley 

    We all know you are just holding out for a 911. Smiley


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    Re: Here is the new MB SLS.

    Rossi:
    ed_moree:
    JoeRockhead:

    Here it is on its side. Very nice looking car! Look at the front end in this view, the flat nose reminds me of the GT-R they way itslopes down abruptly.

    Sorry guys to diaspoint you, but this is just a photoshop on top of an existing SL. It ain´t the real SLS...SmileySmileySmiley. And another fact that this picture is done by someone with no idea of the real car. Look at the position of the door handles! You think Mercedes will put them in that position, so low? That is something you don´t do in building the Tata Nano so how can someone imagine that they will do it in a car like this?!?

     


    Ed, that's the door handle for the midget-driver, rest of the customers will have to order "Handleless-Go". Smiley
     

    The photographer just happened to get a shot of the car that MB custom-built for Bernie Ecclestone, that's all. Smiley


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    Re: Here is the new MB SLS.

    fritz:
    nberry:

     The car is difficult to get in and out of because of the doors. 

    C'mon, Nick, if Hans Herrmann can manage to get in at his age, that's no excuse for you not to buy the car. Smiley 


    Who knows how he (Herrmann) actually got into the car? Smiley
     


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     It may be a photoshop but it is pretty close to what I viewed on two different occasions. The top as depicted is not what I saw. The top I saw was much more upright very much like the BMW Z8. As a matter of fact, the rear of the car resembled the Z8. 

    The front of the car is very close to the model we were shown.


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    Re: Here is the new MB SLS.

    Rossi:
    fritz:
    nberry:

     The car is difficult to get in and out of because of the doors. 

    C'mon, Nick, if Hans Herrmann can manage to get in at his age, that's no excuse for you not to buy the car. Smiley 


    Who knows how he (Herrmann) actually got into the car? Smiley
     

    Good point! He must live somewhere in the area of the MB factory anyway, so they could have built the car up around him.  Smiley

    On second thoughts, I'm surprised that they could get him back into a Mercedes Benz at all. Didn't he get locked into the trunk of his MB when some criminals kidnapped him a few years ago? Smiley
     


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    Re: Here is the new MB SLS.

    fritz:
    Rossi:
    fritz:
    nberry:

     The car is difficult to get in and out of because of the doors. 

    C'mon, Nick, if Hans Herrmann can manage to get in at his age, that's no excuse for you not to buy the car. Smiley 


    Who knows how he (Herrmann) actually got into the car? Smiley
     

    Good point! He must live somewhere in the area of the MB factory anyway, so they could have built the car up around him.  Smiley

    On second thoughts, I'm surprised that they could get him back into a Mercedes Benz at all. Didn't he get locked into the trunk of his MB when some criminals kidnapped him a few years ago? Smiley
     


    Well, perhaps the trunk of the new SLS isn't big enough. Smiley Smiley
     


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    Re: Here is the new MB SLS.

    Rossi:
    fritz:
    Rossi:
    fritz:
    nberry:

     The car is difficult to get in and out of because of the doors. 

    C'mon, Nick, if Hans Herrmann can manage to get in at his age, that's no excuse for you not to buy the car. Smiley 


    Who knows how he (Herrmann) actually got into the car? Smiley
     

    Good point! He must live somewhere in the area of the MB factory anyway, so they could have built the car up around him.  Smiley

    On second thoughts, I'm surprised that they could get him back into a Mercedes Benz at all. Didn't he get locked into the trunk of his MB when some criminals kidnapped him a few years ago? Smiley
     


    Well, perhaps the trunk of the new SLS isn't big enough. Smiley Smiley
     

    Since you mention that, HH and the other guy do seem to be looking back into the trunk area. Smiley Hans Herrmann seems to have a sceptical look on his face. The other guys broad grin would suggest that he might be a potential kidnapper. Smiley


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    Re: Here is the new MB SLS.

    maybe they wheeled him in...


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    Re: Here is the new MB SLS.

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    The car will be stunning.

    The interior is IMO best what I've seen since long. The exterior is rocking, too. But the best is indeed the new technology. The car has a huge engine with a very low wheight balance. I guess this might be the first Mercedes performaning like a real sportscar.

     

     


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     They showed us a short video of it on the track. Great sound and appeared very nimble.

    But I must tell you, sitting in the car and staring over that enormous hood is eerie. Of course, I am accustomed to rear or mid-engine cars but it would take some getting used to. I just don't see how one can do serious performance driving with the hood that long.


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    Wow - this sounds amazing with the long hood. I hope they do it not only because of the nice looks but also for the performance. But somehow you are right, with this long distance between the tyres it sounds weired if the car can be handy....


    Re: Here is the new MB SLS.

    to be honest i am a bit bored of this mercedes sports long hood thing.


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    Re: Here is the new MB SLS.

    intouch1:

    to be honest i am a bit bored of this mercedes sports long hood thing.


    Same here. Smiley
     


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    Re: Here is the new MB SLS.

    I am a big fan of the original, but I am also liking this new one.  Baby Rolls Royce or AMG SLS?????  Mike will probably get both.


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    I don't like this retro trend on serious cars. It's one thing to do a VW New Beetle and another for an expensive Mercedes to imitate a 50s car, no matter how wonderful it was at its time.

    Mercedes-Benz-300-SL-Coupe-Side-DO-1920x1440.jpg


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    ^ that steering wheel thing was so cool!!! Sad to see them try to imitate the classic look because NOTHING is the same and dilutes the original beauty!


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    Re: Here is the new MB SLS.

    The Gullwing for me is the best looking car ever!!!! I always wanted one and i almost got a top notch replica!

    I can't wait to see how will this one look like Smiley

     

     

     


    Re: Here is the new MB SLS.

    Guys, don't think of this as an imitation to it's 50s original.  It will never be that.  It's just a modern version of the old car with modern interpretation of the styling que.  Just think of it as a 911 then.


    Re: Here is the new MB SLS.

    WAY:

    Guys, don't think of this as an imitation to it's 50s original.  It will never be that.  It's just a modern version of the old car with modern interpretation of the styling que.  Just think of it as a 911 then.

    No, the 911 has an unbroken evolutionary line to the 60s car ,so its "nostalgic" styling can be justified.

    The SLS looks (from what we've seen so far) like a retro-car, 50 years after the original. Remember the BMW Z8?


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    Re: Here is the new MB SLS.

    I like the SLS concept but I agree - it will turn down the class of the old one as the shape will be more common!


    Re: Here is the new MB SLS.

    WAY:

    Guys, don't think of this as an imitation to it's 50s original.  It will never be that.  It's just a modern version of the old car with modern interpretation of the styling que.  Just think of it as a 911 then.

     

    Your absolutley right. The Z8 is a retro car as it gets. Everything about it derives from it's predeccessor and the same applies to the Doge Charger. Take a good look at the interior of the SLS because there is nothing in there that is vintage or retro except for the air con vents.

    MB hardly ever does straight retro cars and we saw that in the SLR which carry very little resemblence with the Gullwing except for the doors and long boot. Though it can be said that the SLS will share a little bit more attributes with the gullwing, but it's by no means a retro car as the execution is very modern and cutting edge.


     
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