The first official flight of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG begins this week, and the Betties are faced with mixed emotions as it will not reach cruising altitude until production reaches top gear next year!! You could catch a preview on the opening day of the Frankfurt Motor Show in a fortnight; however as us Betties will be working away we will be unable to attend – nevertheless we will eagerly await the snaps that come out from the day!
The German supercar is already confirmed with a soaring price tag beyond $500,000 !!! We figure it’s a small price to pay for the PERFECT accessory!
The obvious highlight that’s wow-ing us is the upward-opening ‘gullwing’ doors that – like the front-end styling – take their inspiration from the classic Mercedes SL coupe of the 1950s. But the 21st century gullwing is a thoroughly modern machine with an aluminium space-frame body, a 420 kiloWatt V8 engine set just ahead of the two-seater cabin, 19-inch front and 20-inch rear alloys, and AMG’s first seven-speed dual-clutch manu-matic transmission.
(Image courtesy of: http://germancarscene.com/wp-content/uploads/mercedes-amg-sls-3-8-4.jpg)
Needless to say we are all weak at the knees at the thought of having one of these babies parked in our driveways although this dream is a very distant reality. The best we can do is try and talk chef Betty into making an investment!!