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Old 11th July 2008, 20:37   #16
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Awesome but 320 Gs, they are crazy!! for similar money one can get the SLR now a days and the SLR will decimate this in most aggressive driving(in line)

oh well still one hot product from MB, cant wait to see it drop like a rock and be more affordable in the next few years...
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Old 11th July 2008, 21:29   #17
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Damn the car weighs like an elephant, i thought this was suppose to be a light car in the 3300-3500 range, but wow, its 4200lbs what the hell was MB thinking, its 300-400lb heavier than the SLR..
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The SLR has full carbon Fiber body shell and a V8.It is supposed to be lighter.The black weighs 250 Kgs less than an SL65 which is a good enough weight saving.

According to the AMG boss ,its as fast as the SLR around the Ring.

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The front end still looks stupid. Blasphemous to call this a new SL. Yes I'm still hung over that.
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Old 11th July 2008, 22:39   #20
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The SL 65 Black is a new model in the SL line up,whether you like it or not.
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It may go like a stink but it looks really bad.
The alloy design is looking really tacky.
The back is looking devilish but is totally lacking flow of lines.
Looks like all they wanted to do was to make it look menacing.
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Very evil indeed! But very major Japanese influence on it.

I just wish the wheel arches were slightly more curvy it would have looked perfect with the widebody.
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Yes Design is pretty crappy for merc standards. Looks awfull. Merc didnt have time do revamp the sl so .. "ok wait a minute what if we put this that and that together... Ahh looks good. send it to media and they are bound to like it since its merc"

Wonder whats Jeremy's take on this. Can anyone post his comments here please. I would like to know what he has to say about this. Design WISE.
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The SL 65 Black is a new model in the SL line up,whether you like it or not.
I believe I never contested that. My point, which has been clearly missed, is that the SL line up itself isn't new in any way, except for a couple of mutated headlamps.

....and no, I dont like it.

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The SLR has full carbon Fiber body shell and a V8.It is supposed to be lighter.The black weighs 250 Kgs less than an SL65 which is a good enough weight saving.

According to the AMG boss ,its as fast as the SLR around the Ring.
and can you imagine its still 3700+lb for having a full carbon fiber body!! what the hell was MB thinking. I love the SLR and they way it goes, but damn man, somebody has to teach them how to use the materials to the fullest, just for justification of cost they make it carbon fiber and still end up like a boat..beats me..

this black is a sexy car but damn its a pig..i thought Murci and GTR were pigs, in comparison those seem feather light..just to put it in perspective its the same weight as the veyron i believe with the heavy awd and extremely heavy engine/turbos
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Link to one Video:
VIDEO: Mercedes SL 65 AMG Black Series

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and can you imagine its still 3700+lb for having a full carbon fiber body!! what the hell was MB thinking. I love the SLR and they way it goes, but damn man, somebody has to teach them how to use the materials to the fullest, just for justification of cost they make it carbon fiber and still end up like a boat..beats me..

this black is a sexy car but damn its a pig..i thought Murci and GTR were pigs, in comparison those seem feather light..just to put it in perspective its the same weight as the veyron i believe with the heavy awd and extremely heavy engine/turbos

Agree with you. Actually its disappointing to have such a high weight despite using the light weight materials. The car tips the scale at 1870kg i.e. 4122 lbs !
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It will be interesting to see what the tuning house like Brabus will do to this beast?
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Guys price for this car in UK is 250,000!!
Can u believe paying paying 250,000+250,000 for it in India?
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How the hell does it weigh so much? Why did the car remind me of the GTR at first glance?
It needs some more finesse to the design, Also, How much of that power will it be able to put to the ground?
Give me an SLR anyday.
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Presently i suppose it is the CLK AMG Black Series.

The car looks awesome and is a killer !

You're right. The CLK63 Black Series is presently Clarkson's favourite car.

If anyone missed that episode Jeremy & The Stig both came to the conclusion that the CLK is one of the most exciting cars in recent times.
It also came with a warning letter from Mercdez stating not to overdrive the CLK. Imagine what Jeremy & The Stig would say about this.

I don't understand why we talk so much about the car being so heavy. All those thing go away when you ultimately have fun driving the car. And who cares. A person who will be driving that car wont care if it weighs like an elephant. He will only buy it if he gets hooked after driving it.

For the record the CLK63 AMG Black Series test was showcased by Jeremy & The Stig in June 07 which is after they had driven the SLR countless times.
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