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19David Coulthard catches speeding golf ball at 120 mph in Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Golf and driving are things that many men would rather be doing than working, so automakers are always keen to find an association between the two. The latest publicity stunt, however, drives the point home in more ways than one.

10Hamann Hawk Roadster is an eyeful

So, you find the Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster a bit too demure for your tastes. You're either high enough to play hopscotch in the clouds or suffering from some sort of psychosis. Maybe both. You're likely also the target demographic for the red sled you see above.

7AMG Performance Media Telemetry display in action around Hockenheim

At the heart of every dyed-in-the-wool car nut is someone who loves gadgetry. Lately, automakers like Mercedes-Benz have been fueling that symbiotic passion with a host of incredible on-board technology integrations. The SLS AMG Roadster is the latest model to flex its technical muscles with the AMG Performance Media telemetry system. The kit uses the central Command display to serve up a variety of information, from G-force load on the vehicle to power data and, most importantly, track times. I

302012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster [w/videos]

How This Supercar Fares Without Its Signature Doors

18Watch Jay Leno flip his lid in Affalterbach driving the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

Our greedy automotive journalist hands are shaking because we've yet to get seat time in the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster. A few lucky folks outside of the company have gotten seat time, and it seems video of their excursions serve to make our jealousy meter ping harder into its stop. This time around, it's Jay Leno that's been given quality time with the drop-top exotic. Leno may think he's the first, but someone else beat him to the punch.

4Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster hits the web with online configurator

Everyone's got their compulsions: Touching wet paint, licking a metal pole outdoors in the winter, pushing that kid into the swimming pool... you know, the usual. But Mercedes-Benz is more constructive with its own brand of obsessions.

16Spy Shots: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG spied sans roof

A much more polished version of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG roadster has been spied, and although the gullwing doors and exploding bolts are compelling features of the hardtop, the shapely SLS looks good without them. The 200-mph convertible will use the same kind of roof last seen on the McLaren SLR Roadster, that being canvas-wrapped aluminum ribs eith electrical operation.

9Spy Shots: 2012 Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS roadster spotted in Affalterbach

2012 Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS Roadster - Click above for high-res image gallery

9Spy Shots: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster - Click above for high-res image gallery

2Spy Shots: Mercedes-Benz SLC AMG Roadster?

The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren spun off more variants than you could shake a carbon-ceramic stick at, and and although its successor hasn't even reached the market, spy shots are already suggesting that the upcoming SLS could follow down the same path.

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