The forgotten V8 beast: Mercedes SLS AMG GT Roadster review
A look at this forgotten 6.3 L V8 Roadster
Who doesn’t love the Mercedes SLS AMG. The gull-wing monster made specifically to remember the legendary 300 SL. You might not have known that there is actually a roadster version without the famous doors. Today we check it out and see if it really lives up to Mercedes standards.
The side view of the SLS Roadster
This thing sure is cool! As we start the review you can see from the side view that there is a huge carbon fiber hood, a touch you don’t see on most cars. The customer had probably bought the carbon fiber package on this specific model. You then see the sleek curved down headlights, a cool point on a car like this. Then are the shiny wheels. I really like the silver rims and then gold caliber in it. You also can see the 6.3 badge which stands for its liter count 6.3. The mirrors along with the spoiler on this car is also carbon fiber. The main difference from the normal SLS is the doors, and you can see that this one has standard normal car doors.
Front view of the Mercedes
The front of this car is a love hate design. The curved down headlights is an interesting design, and I’m not a big fan of them. Below the lights is a plastic intake. The grille is just like a normal Benz with the big logo right in the middle. There is also the tiny Mercedes badge above it. The front of this car is nothing to different then any other Mercedes except for the part of the weird headlights.
The rear view of the SLS GT
I love the rear of this car! The tailights have a slight curve which I think has a great look and blends them well with the car. Below them are the dual exhaust pipes which are on most 2010s Mercedes. Above it is the SLS and GT AMG badges which are needed for identifying a car like this. Obviously there is also the Mercedes emblem on the center of the rear. Next is the carbon fiber spoiler which I think looks excellent and really gives the car a more aerodynamic look. Of course this car is a spoiler and the roof just folds back, not fully into the trunk.
This is a classic V8 AMG. Unfourtunately I wasn‘t able to get any photos of the engine, and am sad I couldn’t. Besides that there still is a 6.3 L V8 engine, which can pretty much cheer up anyone’s bad day!
Interior of the roadster
The interior of this beast is stunning! Mercedes is keeping it original with the stitched leather pretty much about everywhere! There is also more carbon fiber touches on the interior of the car. The computer system is meh, but hey you’re not paying for technology when buying a $200,000 car.
To sum it up I do think this car does live up to SLS standards. Sure it doesn‘t have gull-wing doors, but if you still want the performance of an SLS for a cheaper price, then this is the car for you. Thank you everyone for reading and I hope you enjoyed.