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    Re: [2022] Mercedes-AMG SL

    As far as I can remember, The Mercedes SL was never 'light' to start off with. since the R129 days. Even the R109 wasn't light either.

    It had always been a GT car, not a sports car, so the weight makes it super stable as a highway cruiser. 

    I had fond memories of the R129. When I was young I stole my dad's to go out at night and crammed 4 girls in the car leaving a night club in Hong Kong. I vaguely remembered it was 2 in the back, 2 in the front, or 1 in the front and 1 in the middle. With the hard top on. 

    Don't say it isn't practical. 

     

     


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    Whoopsy:

    I had fond memories of the R129. When I was young I stole my dad's to go out at night and crammed 4 girls in the car leaving a night club in Hong Kong. I vaguely remembered it was 2 in the back, 2 in the front, or 1 in the front and 1 in the middle. With the hard top on. 

    Don't say it isn't practical. 

    Tell us more Smiley

     

     


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    Whoopsy:

    As far as I can remember, The Mercedes SL was never 'light' to start off with. since the R129 days. Even the R109 wasn't light either.

    It had always been a GT car, not a sports car, so the weight makes it super stable as a highway cruiser. 

    I had fond memories of the R129. When I was young I stole my dad's to go out at night and crammed 4 girls in the car leaving a night club in Hong Kong. I vaguely remembered it was 2 in the back, 2 in the front, or 1 in the front and 1 in the middle. With the hard top on. 

    Don't say it isn't practical. 

     

     

    Mate that is fantastic. I dreamt of doing that as a teenager in Brisbane, Australia. I thought that was all the car one needed in life. 


    Re: [2022] Mercedes-AMG SL

    BTW a chap where i live once managed his brother snd three girls coming back home in a SLR. Now how the hell does that work?


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    reginos:
    Whoopsy:

    I had fond memories of the R129. When I was young I stole my dad's to go out at night and crammed 4 girls in the car leaving a night club in Hong Kong. I vaguely remembered it was 2 in the back, 2 in the front, or 1 in the front and 1 in the middle. With the hard top on. 

    Don't say it isn't practical. 

    Tell us more Smiley

     

     

     

    There aren't any kids and tell dude Smiley


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    996FourEss:

    BTW a chap where i live once managed his brother snd three girls coming back home in a SLR. Now how the hell does that work?

     

    When there is a will there is a way Smiley

    Also helps when back then girls are normal sized and none of the craze for Kardasian butts. 


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    996FourEss:

    Best of Bruno Sacco.

    They are aging so gracefully indeed.


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    Re: [2022] Mercedes-AMG SL

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    Whoopsy:
    996FourEss:

    BTW a chap where i live once managed his brother snd three girls coming back home in a SLR. Now how the hell does that work?

     

    When there is a will there is a way Smiley

    Also helps when back then girls are normal sized and none of the craze for Kardasian butts. 

    My dad had the 450 SEL. Plenty of room in that beast and he was in Europe while I was winding the Speedo up to 160 on open KS highways at 15. 
    No more than one girl at a time back then. Lots of buddies like Gladstone back then. His dad, a respectable doctor, had the diesel Mercedes back then. 


    Re: [2022] Mercedes-AMG SL

    what went wrong with PAG to have an SL shaped exactly as a 911? angry


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    Re: [2022] Mercedes-AMG SL

    I love the old SL, they had class and elegance like few open cars, the R129 ( the masterpiece of Sacco) is still today so much nicer than the moden SL, i think that they want 911 clients??? AMG gt is just so much better looking in my eyes.

    I dont know, first impression is to much like a 911 shape and it lacks class and elegance, just to sporty!?!?!

    But it must be a fantastic car to drive, and still dont get why it is a 4x4 ok it has almost 600hp...!!!


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    I won't blame MB to try to copy the 911 layout but rather blaming PAG to release a bloated 911 that everyone can now copy with their car...more and more the past is the way to go. Smaller 911 remains unmatched.

    On the other hand, the R129 is a very very cool and iconic car!


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    the-missile:

    I won't blame MB to try to copy the 911 layout but rather blaming PAG to release a bloated 911 that everyone can now copy with their car...more and more the past is the way to go. Smaller 911 remains unmatched.

    On the other hand, the R129 is a very very cool and iconic car!

    Again the problems are the changing regulatory system and consumer preferences.  These are the culprits that have helped forced Porsche's design hands into making larger 911s.  Part of the bloat of the 922's rear directly results from the need to contain particulate filters within the limited engine compartment and retain performance.  That requires larger volume filters and when the engine is rear mounted, we know what the end result is for the 992.  


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    CGX car nut:
    the-missile:

    I won't blame MB to try to copy the 911 layout but rather blaming PAG to release a bloated 911 that everyone can now copy with their car...more and more the past is the way to go. Smaller 911 remains unmatched.

    On the other hand, the R129 is a very very cool and iconic car!

    Again the problems are the changing regulatory system and consumer preferences.  These are the culprits that have helped forced Porsche's design hands into making larger 911s.  Part of the bloat of the 922's rear directly results from the need to contain particulate filters within the limited engine compartment and retain performance.  That requires larger volume filters and when the engine is rear mounted, we know what the end result is for the 992.  

    Smiley Pedestrian and driver safety, other stuff, emissions and so on...to build smaller cars, you need to take serious money into your hands and the profit drops. Smiley


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    Re: [2022] Mercedes-AMG SL

    Indeed, it is all about the greed. Remember the end of 997 era when the demand was not as overheated as now and they were forced to produce 991 with much more advanced tech than previous versions. They got very lazy for 992 and went the cheap way. Now MB is producing a 4 seaters GT which looks nicer than 992. Shame. 


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