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View Poll Results: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series
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My second favourite supercar, after the F1. But even i'm not gonna argue that this is cool
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Sounds awesome, looks awesome, has very silly doors.

Can't really be cool but I'd take one over a comparably priced Ferrari, Porsche or Aston bar a V12 Vantage.
 
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Sounds awesome, looks awesome, has very silly doors.

Can't really be cool but I'd take one over a comparably priced Ferrari, Porsche or Aston bar a V12 Vantage.
I wouldn't however (surprise surprise). I'd have all the above before one of these.

It won't be cool for a good number of years. Perhaps 30 or so. However I'm 110% sure it is an awesome (cringy American term I know) car to drive
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I would have one. I think it's cool. My wife hates it but the girlfriends are queueing.
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Obviously it can't be cool, even Gaz admits it.

It does make the most glorious noise though and the gull wings are a bit of theatre. Not enough to make it cool.
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Is that thing based on the Old Viper?
Yuk, an enormous kiddies pavement toy.
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The standard SLS is quite nice, this isn't. Sure Rooney and co will love it though...
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Obviously it can't be cool, even Gaz admits it.

It does make the most glorious noise though and the gull wings are a bit of theatre. Not enough to make it cool.
Ferrari noise is much better



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Is that thing based on the Old Viper?
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I assume the Viper comment is deliberately designed to be faux-comedic as opposed to a genuinely posed question ?
 
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Ferrari noise is much better
I'd most definitely say they both have a place
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Why is it called black since its white?





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I assume the Viper comment is deliberately designed to be faux-comedic as opposed to a genuinely posed question ?
Genau !
Ersatz, just like the noise that comes from AMG products.
Still , they had to get an Englishman to design it!
I simply find it a bit vulgar, despite the tenuous link to Fiat/ Chrysler .
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Genau !
Ersatz, just like the noise that comes from AMG products.
Still , they had to get an Englishman to design it!
I simply find it a bit vulgar, despite the tenuous link to Fiat/ Chrysler .
Continuing the fifth form German theme if you think the sound of an AMG V8 is "ersatz" you are either a dummkopf who doesn't know what ersatz means or you need to take the kopfhorren off.

Mercifully it has no link whatsoever to Fiat/Chrysler.

And yes, like just about every other modem day super car it's vulgar but doors aside I reckon it's much less "look at me" than a comparable Ferrari or Lamborghini.
 
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What a fabulous einheit we've got going here! RSI.
I meant a "zurück in die zukunft " connection with the Viper, working backwards, as the SLS dated back to Daimler Chrysler days and Fiat/ Chrysler followed once the Stuttgarters left. Sorry , my German is limited as I didn't learn it at school just from working there .
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What a fabulous einheit we've got going here! RSI.
I meant a "zurück in die zukunft " connection with the Viper, working backwards, as the SLS dated back to Daimler Chrysler days and Fiat/ Chrysler followed once the Stuttgarters left. Sorry , my German is limited as I didn't learn it at school just from working there .

Inter war militaristic references and places I've worked top trumps in a single post - top work

Ps - the RSI line isn't bad at all
 
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I am sure it is awesome to drive.

It is definitely not a a cool car though.
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Not cool.
Nice car though, mainly as an alternative to the obvious Ferrari/Lambo choice.
But it doesn't even comes close to the Astons for coolness.
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AMG - taking Mercedes' silly automatic muscle cars and making them less cool.
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I thought this car was uncool. Then I saw one in the metal and I changed my mind.

It is stubbornly sticking with a car that is clearly not a sports car and making a foolish attempt to force technology to pummel physics into submission.

I dread to think what would happen were I ever let loose with this car but I'm guessing it would involve:
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Am I right in thinking luxury cars like this aren't crash tested like 'normal' cars?!
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