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View Poll Results: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Sub Zero 10 30.30%
Cool 14 42.42%
Uncool 8 24.24%
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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

The spiritual successor to the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing. It's a luxury grand tourer and is powered by a naturally aspirated engine that takes it to a top speed just shy of 200 mph.

Engine: M159 90º V8
Displacement: 6,208 cc
Aspiration: Natural
Power: 571 bhp (425.8 kW) @ 6,800 rpm
Torque: 479 lb·ft @ 4,750 rpm
Configuration: Front-engined, rear-wheel drive
Weight: 1,620 kilo (3,571.5 lbs)
0 - 60 mph: 3.7 seconds
0 - 100 mph: 7.8 seconds
Top speed: 196.86 mph (317 km/h)
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That's a tough one. I really like it but I wonder if it's slightly to lairy to be cool.
 
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Absolutely gorgeous. I dont even care if its uncool or not. Me likey

I think its cool though, for the record
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I'm with Gaz and KB (again). It has THE most gorgeous engine sound and it is odd (ugly?) enough to be cool even though it has a mega-rich price tag. It's pretty wild in performance terms but totally usable everyday.

Somehow, I think it scrapes ino cool.
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Jim you just hit on something there regarding price. When i first saw this car i thought yeah thats nice and i imagined it to be a retro styled McLaren SLR type thing therefore expecting the price to be like £300k plus. I was somewhat amazed when i found out it was 'only' £150k. Makes it seem more realistic to me
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Yes, but that's still fairly silly money....even if in relative terms it isn't bad.
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Still cool though
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I actually find myself hoping the safety car comes out in F1 just to hear it.

It makes me go weak at the knees. I swear it is as good...or better....than most Yank V8's for noise. KB will now rise up to smite me.....
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I actually find myself hoping the safety car comes out in F1 just to hear it.

It makes me go weak at the knees. I swear it is as good...or better....than most Yank V8's for noise. KB will now rise up to smite me.....
V8s always sound like V8s as long as you go easy with the silencers (unless they are slightly effeminate Italian narrow angle ones). European ones tend to rev that bit higher which adds to the effect.
 
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ultimate dream car..sub zero of course..
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Strangely, lots of lovely details don't seem to add up to a lovely car.
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Sub zero for me, all big AMG Mercs are sub zero, the noise and the fact they have the power to move tarmac. Love them.
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It has gullwing doors.

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V8s always sound like V8s as long as you go easy with the silencers (unless they are slightly effeminate Italian narrow angle ones).
Isn't that flat-plane vs cross-plane crank? I thought it was the uneven firing order on a cross-plane that leads to the V8 burble (and also the big counterweights on a cross-plane that lowers the redline)?
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It has it all but it just doesn't scream classy to me (nor any other modern Merc).
 
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I love these.

Much cooler than the default "oooh look at me I bought a Ferrari" choice at similar money.
 
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600bhp almost, weird doors - as rsk says......not the obvious choice

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Love it.
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The noise alone makes it cool. Would not normally have a new Mercedes as cool but this just is.

There is the issue that Clarkson owns/ed one though
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Uncool. Too big and drives insane



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