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SLS unveiled at Frankfurt

the SLS AMG unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show
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Very nice, wish they made the rear slightly better looking.

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Just commented on FB about the hi-res version of the vid. Generally (aside from NOT lamenting the SLR's fate) I referenced our passion for AMG, and the debate over the stying, gullwings and rear end. I certainly nodded to the performance and familiar persona (ala the raked hood and other visual cues).


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definitely my next car
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Interesting, the return of a legend. Easy to see many of the lines of the older model. I'm thinking outside the box, but it's not for me.
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I wonder if that one was given to Hamilton afterwards. I know how we can tell, look for it with his Dad in it in shrubbery around the U.K. ;-)

I am so excited to drive one. I can't wait!

My list of cars I must own:

1. Chrysler Turbine - The Engineering Feet of the Century PLUS!
2. Bugatti Veyron
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4. (Rear) Mid-Engine Ferrari
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7. Maybe an SLS.

Is it telling that at least two car's I would rather own more are still less expensive then the SLS AMG? I will see if it has the moves, but the design and the tranny are still less then dream level.

A car that costs north of a quarter mill should look like future sex on wheels, not a rehash of the old microwaved for the ADD generation.

Still you can love something as ugly as a Mosler if it can dance.
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anybody know at how much are the SLS AMG's gonna be priced? estimated delivery dates?
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One thing I've got to point out about the SLS AMG

In the other official launch colour (let's just call it silver for the moment since I don't know the official name yet) It looks much better and the lines are much easier on the eyes.

I think either light colours (silver, white) or black would suit this car.
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Still can't love the rear end, but I think they got enough of the design points right that I'll like it in person. Supposed to be one in London by the end of the month, but I guess I'll miss that one :P

Interesting that like the prototypes we've seen, there's still no way to close the door if you are sitting in the seat!



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Did you watch the video? They close the door from sitting in the seat before driving it out.

Silver is boring.
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Did you watch the video? They close the door from sitting in the seat before driving it out.

Silver is boring.

You must be watching a different video than the one posted in this thread. Car is red, and it's not driven off the stage?!



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Would the doors not close electronically, like the tailgate on Audi Q7's etc?
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You must be watching a different video than the one posted in this thread. Car is red, and it's not driven off the stage?!
I think you guys are confusing each other. I watched all of the video and they clearly closed the doors while sitting in the seats and drove the car (red) from behind where the screen was and onto the stage.
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