With looks that kill and one of the most iconic engines in modern mechanical engineering, the SLS AMG Roadster has everything you want and nothing you don't. Under the long hood lies a front-mid mounted, 6.2L V8. This seminal motor from the minds at AMG is considered one of the last great naturally aspirated engines before the entire industry seemed to switch to smaller displacement motors with turbo or superchargers. Styled after one of the finest looking roadsters of all time, the Mercedes 300SL and built to compete with top performers of the day, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is a car that will undoubtedly go down in gear-head history as one of the classics.
This being a Mercedes AMG the interior is as pleasant as the engine is proficient. Entering the cockpit, one is securely held in place by racing-inspired seats that are luxuriously draped in Classic Black/Red leather, electronically adjustable and temperature controlled. The rest of the interior is on par with the seating, providing every comfort and luxury one could imagine in 2012. Phone connectivity, LCD screen navigation and speed-sensitive audio system all help this car offer most conveniences you see in modern-day luxury cars. Showing only 5663 miles (9115km) from new this SLS still presents and feels like a brand new car.
There's no mistaking the SLS AMG’s heritage. The long hood and wide stance take the classic design cues from the 300 SL Roadster and modernize them for the 21st century. The stunningly aggressive appearance of the SLS AMG is made even more menacing with the Obsidian Black Metallic paint job and matching black soft-top roof. The convertible roof opens and closes in 11 seconds and can be operated while moving, up to a speed of 50kph (31mph). With this being such a low mileage example, everything looks and operates exactly how it did when it left the factory.
All this significant styling was paired with an equally significant engine. The hand-built 6.2L V8 is capable of producing 563hp and 479 lb/ft of torque. The AMG-Speedshift 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is connected to the motor with a lightweight carbon-fibre driveshaft. All of this makes the car able to accelerate from 0-100kph (0-60mph) in just 3.8 seconds, achieving a top speed of 315 kph (196mph). The condition of this beautiful machine needs to be seen in person to truly be appreciated. With only 9115km (5663 miles) on the odometer, everything looks and behaves as new and makes this one of the best conditioned SLS AMG’s on the market today
From the day of its release onward, the Mercedes SLS AMG has been bestowed with reverence as a fitting 21st-century homage to one of the greatest cars to ever wear the Silver Star. The first car to be exclusively designed and built at the AMG factory never failed to exceed expectations and thrill all of those lucky enough to drive it. Here at John Scotti Classics, we are privileged to be able to offer a low mileage example of such a historically significant automobile. With a push of the ignition, all of your senses come to life and you too will be infected with the same passion AMG has been inspiring for years.