Gullwinged supercar finally seen in production form

The Mercedes SLS gullwing supercar, which was officially launched at the Frankfurt motor show today, will cost around £155,000 when it goes on sale next year.

Although the final sale price has yet to be confirmed, Mercedes sources have confirmed £155k as a ballpark figure.

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Electric Mercedes SLS at Frankfurt

That compares with the £193k price tag of the SLS's most obvious rival, the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano.

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The AMG-engineered coupe is powered by a 563bhp 6.2-litre V8 that has 479lb ft of torque. That means it is capable of reaching 62mph from standstill in 3.8sec.

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16 July 2009

I so want one!!.....its beautiful!......I love it.....one day I am going to have one!!

16 July 2009

North, when I read the article I had a feeling it might act as the online equivalent of the orgasmetron to you. And so it proved. Take it easy now, fella.

16 July 2009

This is quite a bargain when compared to the SLR, which cost twice as much...although that did use carbonfibre to a large extent; but there still isn't a huge difference between their weights, plus this wasn't designed as the SLR successor (even if it is replacing that gap in the Merc range).

Still want to see the official photos of it completely unveiled though, because I think it will be just a bit too wedgy to be a true 300SL successor. If it looks like it did on the pics revealed on Autocar a few days ago, I think it will still look great however.

 

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16 July 2009

Overdrive; firstly I love the car, I love Mercs......I make no secret of that nor offer any apology; they have fantastic cars.

I have an eye for fine lines and curves, intelligence and subtlety, elegence and beauty in all things; I terms of sexual satisfaction, its the female gender that does it for me.

I am sorry that you feel the need to ridicle others, its minging to think that is how you get your satisfaction.....I think it rather creepy and disgusting that is how you have satisfied yourself ridiculing me.....I am off for a shower now as I feel used......you minging weirdo.

16 July 2009

Er yes, North. It's so obviously Overdrive that is the weirdo here, isn't it? Ooh I've just cum. All that ridiculing. Can I join you in the shower?

16 July 2009

[quote North]

Overdrive; firstly I love the car, I love Mercs......I make no secret of that nor offer any apology; they have fantastic cars.

I have an eye for fine lines and curves, intelligence and subtlety, elegence and beauty in all things; I terms of sexual satisfaction, its the female gender that does it for me.

I am sorry that you feel the need to ridicle others, its minging to think that is how you get your satisfaction.....I think it rather creepy and disgusting that is how you have satisfied yourself ridiculing me.....I am off for a shower now as I feel used......you minging weirdo.

[/quote]

North, you sound a bit angry. I was only pulling your leg, thinking you'd laugh along with it. If you saw it as deliberate ridicule (which it wasn't meant it be), I'm more than happy to take it back.

Anyway, seeing as you can be a touch sensitive to comments made in jest (maybe it's because you've been getting into a lot verbal scraps here recently), I'll refrain from making them towards you. But a word of friendly advice geez: it's just the internet, don't take it so seriously.

You don't have to explain what cars like or why you like them. It's totally your choice. As it happens I also think this new SLS sounds like a cracking car too.

Minging weirdo? I like it.

16 July 2009

[quote North]

Overdrive; firstly I love the car, I love Mercs......I make no secret of that nor offer any apology; they have fantastic cars.

I have an eye for fine lines and curves, intelligence and subtlety, elegence and beauty in all things; I terms of sexual satisfaction, its the female gender that does it for me.

I am sorry that you feel the need to ridicle others, its minging to think that is how you get your satisfaction.....I think it rather creepy and disgusting that is how you have satisfied yourself ridiculing me.....I am off for a shower now as I feel used......you minging weirdo.

[/quote]

North, you sound a bit angry. I was only pulling your leg, thinking you'd laugh along with it. If you saw it as deliberate ridicule (which it wasn't meant it be), I'm more than happy to take it back.

Anyway, seeing as you can be a touch sensitive to comments made in jest (maybe it's because you've been getting into a lot verbal scraps here recently), I'll refrain from making them towards you. But a word of friendly advice geez: it's just the internet, don't take it so seriously.

You don't have to explain what cars like or why you like them. It's totally your choice. As it happens I also think this new SLS sounds like a cracking car too.

Minging weirdo? I like it.

16 July 2009

[quote North]I have an eye for fine lines and curves, intelligence and subtlety, elegence and beauty in all things; I terms of sexual satisfaction, its the female gender that does it for me.[/quote]

As do i, and think of all the attention you'd get in this

Merc SLS = win win!

16 July 2009

rubberspam (steelydan); let's have a think, from your posts you are not elegant, intelligent or subtle....I think the biggest thing for me though is that you are NOT a WOMAN.....thus to answer your question....can you join me in the shower?.....No

16 July 2009

Overdrive; you did not make me angry...and I am sorry you it felt like that.....yes I also realise it is only the internet!

......you made a comment a couple of threads ago (I think) re. M Class......that I thought was funny, I guess this I thought over stepped the mark.....we all have boundaries (internet or no internet) and your comment above stepped over my mark......thus I had a little dig back......(or at least that is how it came across I know realise you did not mean it like that).....

As I have said, I am nice to everyone if they are nice to me...I hold no malice and if i have done something wrong I will apologise....thus I think highly of others who do the same...I am sorry if I came across badly.

Thus no problem....life is to short to be other than nice to everyone!! (where possible...on here it is sometimes not possible).....thus do not worry about it!! and I hope you will accept my apology re. if I crossed your mark; sorry.

Thanks

North

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