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    Real life pics

    Some interesting angles. I really like this car.

    matt silver front.JPGmatt silver ns.JPGmatt silver ns2.JPGmatt silver os.JPGmatt silver rear.JPG

     


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    I have mixed feelings about this design. It's either the rectangular look or the headlights. Thanks for sharing the pics


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    Thanks for the pics Iain,

    Unlike you I do not like it at all.


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    I think this must be the paint finish Mercedes calls Liquid Metal.

     

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     those real world shots are repulsive. Hard to believe the same company makes some of the nicest cars.

     

    It must say spyker somewhere on that car.


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    racerx:

     those real world shots are repulsive. Hard to believe the same company makes some of the nicest cars.

     

    It must say spyker somewhere on that car.

     

    Tom,

    You are only allowed to post comments if they relate to the 928 Smiley ...... something along the lines of......

    "this thing sucks but at least someone in Stuttgart has the cojones to look back at past glories and put a new spin on them. Trouble is it should have been the boys across town dusting down the 928 and adding PDK, direct injection, 600bhp +, a new interior... " etc etc Smiley  Smiley

     


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    Thank me in a year when you come to your senses and I saved you whatever this thing costs! 


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    I don't like it at all.


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    racerx:

    Thank me in a year when you come to your senses and I saved you whatever this thing costs! 

     

    They'll be selling for over list for a while here Tom so I may as well turn a profit if I can get an early car ....... it'll help recoup a small portion of the substantial losses I've made on previous cars Smiley

     

     


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    This car is a risk. It can go either way. Be careful man.


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    All the original 300SL details are attractive, the large cenger grille and  the side and hood intakes. The C-pillar aft simply does not fit w/ the rest of the car and is not attractive.  Seems to me that buyer acceptance of this one aspect of the styling will make or break sales.


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    Great new pics.  Unfortunately, I still don't like the direction Mercedes has gone with this car.  It's hardly sexy, way too boxy.  Looks like a Viper to a certain degree.


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    I'm betting a lot will change their mind once they see this car in the metal. It'll be interesting to revisit peoples' views next year once cars start appearing on the road. A similar situation is starting to happen with the Ferrari California as more people get to see it in real life and not in 2d on PC screens or magazine forums.


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    ISUK:

    I'm betting a lot will change their mind once they see this car in the metal. It'll be interesting to revisit peoples' views next year once cars start appearing on the road. A similar situation is starting to happen with the Ferrari California as more people get to see it in real life and not in 2d on PC screens or magazine forums.


    Well, I will not change my opinion. Did you check out SLS dimensions? Car is bigger then California and probably the biggest new sportscar on the market. Also that very small door windows.... Engine that is as old tech as possible(engine is in fact nothing special at all)... Full specs SLS cost around €200K in Germany. For the same money you can have 997.2 Turbo PDK(full specs) and new Golf R(full specs). I know what I will choose...


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    Seeing the California in the flesh has only reinforced my disdain for it.


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    KresoF1:


    Well, I will not change my opinion. Did you check out SLS dimensions? Car is bigger then California and probably the biggest new sportscar on the market. Also that very small door windows.... Engine that is as old tech as possible(engine is in fact nothing special at all)... Full specs SLS cost around €200K in Germany. For the same money you can have 997.2 Turbo PDK(full specs) and new Golf R(full specs). I know what I will choose...

     

    There is always going to be something cheaper and faster to be honest. I remember the hoopla about the Nissan GTR and also the Audi R8 V10 on the boards and how they offered more performance and newer tech than more expensive rivals (Gen 1 turbo being a particular target of this type of criticism). The SLS is something different entirely and I can understand that it won't appeal to all and that's fine by me. We all like different things and it's great that we have such choice Smiley I doubt many prospective buyers of an SLS would ever consider your alternative pairing in all honesty though Kreso Smiley


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    I really like this car; inside and out.

    It has very nice details from 1954 Gullwing and and I especially fall in love with the frnt facia eventhough I'm not a big fan of Mercedes.

    The engine is maybe old tach but it is enough in terms of power, sound and acceleration. Only thing I dislike is the retractable rear spoiler which IMO spoils the car's lines.

    I would have bought it if I had enough cash to buy it as a 4th or 5th car in my garage; after an R8 V10 and a F458 italia for example .

    Will it be a limited production, does anyone know??


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    ISUK:
    KresoF1:


    Well, I will not change my opinion. Did you check out SLS dimensions? Car is bigger then California and probably the biggest new sportscar on the market. Also that very small door windows.... Engine that is as old tech as possible(engine is in fact nothing special at all)... Full specs SLS cost around €200K in Germany. For the same money you can have 997.2 Turbo PDK(full specs) and new Golf R(full specs). I know what I will choose...

     

    There is always going to be something cheaper and faster to be honest. I remember the hoopla about the Nissan GTR and also the Audi R8 V10 on the boards and how they offered more performance and newer tech than more expensive rivals (Gen 1 turbo being a particular target of this type of criticism). The SLS is something different entirely and I can understand that it won't appeal to all and that's fine by me. We all like different things and it's great that we have such choice Smiley I doubt many prospective buyers of an SLS would ever consider your alternative pairing in all honesty though Kreso Smiley


    Iain, just this... On my market potential buyers of SLS are very interesting people(those from area know what people I am talking about). Belive me-you definitely do not belong in that group... And that is very good fact indeed.


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    I suspect the buyer profile may be somewhat different in the UK Kreso (well outside of London at any rate )


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    I like it, reminds me a lot of BMW's Z8, which is a good thing!


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    ISUK:

    I suspect the buyer profile may be somewhat different in the UK Kreso (well outside of London at any rate )


    You mean like thisSmiley

     


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    Dude, that pic looks SO out of place, Kreso. That was uncalled for

    I much prefer our surroundings for this type of cars... hahaha


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    What's that 997 driver doing in an SLS?


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    ISUK:

    What's that 997 driver doing in an SLS?


    SmileySmileySmiley LOL !!


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    I like it a lot.

    Seriously thinking of getting one. Would wait for cabrio though.

     

     


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     The SLS certainly is bringing to surface a lot of strong opinions, and I think it will be a successful model. In general, I like the styling; it's very much a Mercedes, and I'm happy that Merc is moving away from the German "bottom-heavy" styling of BMW and Audi (I like my cars like my women -svelte and voluptuous but not bottom heavy). That said, I do find odd the C-pillar, which looks like the silohuette of a top-up S2000. I think I would like more a window there, as is present on the original gullwing 300SL.


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    matt silver os.JPG


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    As Ive said before, I didnt like the first pictures, but after I have seen the car and its dimensions in reality I really like it. Its a gorgeous looking car, different as anything else. Its really growing on me, but the price tag from starting 177.000,- € rounds it up to an equipped car for 200.000,- is just to much.

     


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