• Apr 5, 2011
Spy Shots: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster – Click above for high-res image gallery

A note to prospective buyers of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG: you might want to wait a bit longer to hand over your hard-earned gold bullion. The roadster version should be arriving very soon, provided you're willing to give up the coupe's gullwing doors for a bit of open sky. Spy photographers have caught the drop-top Merc pushing around the Nürburgring then taking in the sights around town. Sporting only a dash of camo, this shows us that Mercedes is close to showing the world a production version of the SLS AMG Roadster.

Once on sale, it will pose a buying conundrum for Three-Pointed Star devotees looking for a new supercar. You might have to give up the hardtop's charismatic doors, but at least you'll also hear more of the devilish gargle produced by the SLS' 563-horsepower, 6.2-liter V8. Decisions, decisions...



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      • 3 Years Ago
      Goody another overpriced sauerkraut with high insurance and maintenance cost. More than likely burns premium gas. Glad there are people that have the money to piss away for a status image.
      Robert
      • 3 Years Ago
      Long Live Corvette!!!
      • 3 Years Ago
      As good as they are, I would love to see something besides C-class door handles on such an expensive car.

        • 3 Years Ago
        How did you get that picture you're using? How was it done? Truly bizarre in a 'can't help but look' way.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Didn't care for the car so much... Love your avatar though. :-)
      Gregg Mon!
      • 2 Years Ago
      Saw a white roadster last night, top down, Sexy! And when the guy started it to drive off, Sexier! The exhaust note from the AMG is awesome. A must have and it has to be one of the most exotic looking production vehicles on the road. I only have three Benzes now, why not a fourth?
      • 3 Years Ago
      WHAT A MESS !!!
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think i"d ten to agree with CarCrazy24: The original is always better then the sequel. Works with cars as well as with movies.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I actually like it better than the hardtop. But the question still unanswered is how do make gullwings from a cloth top?
        • 3 Years Ago
        The same way they did with the original: give the roadster conventional doors.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Yeah, the only reason the SLS was built was to put gullwing doors on it. Ford making a FWD Mustang would make about as much sense (ie: Not in the spirit of the vehicle). Admittedly both will/would sell, but for all the wrong reasons.
        • 3 Years Ago
        You simply dont?
      • 3 Years Ago
      It looks like the OEMs of the car world think we are as stupid as people in the comic book world. Covering up the Merc badges (or any for that matter), is the equivalent of putting a pair of reading glasses on Clark Kent's face. Seriously?!
      • 3 Years Ago
      So they copied a porche with a Nissan and got this then added 50grand.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like It! Wish I could afford it!
      Luanne
      • 3 Years Ago
      umm... I think they meant "slick new Benz" not "sick new Benz" in the teaser on the AOL lead-in page. Am I the only person who saw this? Nice auto, btw.
      • 3 Years Ago
      When the corvette came out back in the 50s the body style looked so much like the gullwing Mercedes it was eerie. Most cars today have copied the European body style, they have been since the 1990s. Of course you have to pay for excellence, style and safety, M. Benz has always been the leader. Karl Benz was a genius and the company still has more inspectors then any other car company. I hope one day to own one for myself, known many who have them and have driven many models from old to new, there is no comparrison to any other car out there.
        • 3 Years Ago
        German are you...........biased? I don't think the first Vettes look like the gullwing at all. I'm American.........biased? No more than you. By the way, check out the competition stats between the new Cadillac CTS-V and the AMG M-B. The Caddy blew it's doors off in EVERY category. The test driver in the M-B stated that not only was the CTS superior in performance, but that the M-B didn't have the body styling and was the same as it has been for years. Oh yeah, the Porsche 911-930 has also been the same for 30 years......boring. Go to Germany and stay there.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Look again, the first vette body looks very much like the gullwing without the doors of course. I collect model cars and if you put them side by side they look very similiar, yes I am German but I am American too. Served my country, live here love it here. Fact remains the Germans have always been ahead of other countries, they got us to the moon. Jets, rockets, science, medicine, look it up. I have been to Germany, love the autobaun, American drivers are terrible because they give a licence to anyone. Over there it take months of driving school, America has way more accidents with a speed limit. Sounds to me like you hate Germany for being mor advanced. M.Benz besides being the father of auto was the first in many areas of auto technology. My uncle had a 1964 Benz that like today you could not lock your keys in the car, the headlights shut off when you killed the engine and it had child proof doors, this was in 1964. Yes give me a Porsche, BMW, Benz, Audi or VW over any car out there. It is my preference, will not even get into Robert Bosch, every car uses his injector systems.
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