- Aug 10, 2006
Report: SLR Roadster "well on its way to production"
That's what the British magazine Auto Express is reporting.
According to them, the Woking, Surrey-built droptop will be unveiled within the next six months.
Based on the Vision SLR Roadster concept car (above), the supposed production version will share its coupe sibling's power and performance credentials. Prospective customers should expect to have their wallets lightened by around £350,000 ($667K USD).
Assuming the information is accurate, it's a welcome development. By the time the ragtop appears, at least three years will have passed since the production coupe's launch, and save for the recent 722 variant, nothing has really changed. A convertible SLR should have sex appeal to spare and will re-energize the motoring press, enthusiasts, and the well-heeled jet-setters who find themselves in the enviable position to buy one. Stay tuned.
Thanks for the tip, Omar!
[Source: Auto Express}