British automotive journalists have started testing the Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster. Some of them, like Autocar for example, judge the car in comparison with the Gullwing version, others, like the ones from EVO appreciate it for what it is without attempting to suggest that you should prefer one over the other.
Just like on the hard-top model, power on this Roadster version comes from a 6.3-litre V8 that sends 563 horsepower and 650 Nm of torque to the wheels via a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. The Brits appreciate the fact that Mercedes did a great job in making the Roadster stiffer in order to compensate for the missing roof, with Autocar even claiming that the soft-top convertible is slightly better than the Gullwing version.
There is now denying that the car sound better with the roof down, so it comes down to personal preference weather you like conventional doors or doors that are hinged to the roof.
Check out EVO’s and Autocar’s driving impressions of the Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster in the videos below the jump.
EVO’s impressions :
Autocar’s impressions :