Where’s the gullwing?
Once you’re behind the wheel, it doesn’t really matter, although there is something special about a supercar with gullwing doors parked with the doors up. You can’t do that with this soft top convertible though. But you can drop the top for an exhilarating open air experience, which is what we did. What a rush!!! The power of the monster V8 is brutal with 583 hp and 479 lb-ft torque. It blasts you from 0-60 mph is 3.6 seconds. And the exhaust note which snarls and cracks when you release the throttle sounds amazing! The 7-Speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT transmission is lightning-quick too. Oh what fun!!!
The interior quality and comfort is what you should expect in a car of this caliber. Our car has the $4,500 optional P27 SLS GT designo STYLE interior package which is handcrafted with the finest leather, and features contrasting diamond pattern stitching on the seats and door panels. It’s also equipped with the $2,700 optional carbon fiber trim on the center console and doors to further enhance the high-end racecar look.
This is truly a special car. However, I would be just as happy saving $100,000 and cruising around in the SL550 Roadster. That car doesn’t seem to give up anything to this car on public roads in terms of comfort or fun.
Vehicle type: Front/Mid Engine, RWD, 2-Door Roadster
Base price (including destination): $206,905
Price as tested (including destination): $232,855
Engine: AMG 6.3 liter V-8
Horsepower: 583 @ 6,800 rpm
Torque: 479 ft-lb @ 4,750 rpm
Transmission: AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-Speed
Curb Weight: 3,661 lbs
0 – 60 MPH (manufacturer): 3.6 seconds
EPA Rating (city/hwy/comb): 13/19/15