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Old 30th May 2011, 11:49   #16
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Exactly my point. No need to look at the Italians for inspiration, they knew exactly what to do and didn't do it.

See what I mean?
I am sure Mercedes must have thought about giving scissor doors. Then must have thought, it will resemble Mclaren with whom they separated a while back, so must have thought to stick to basics.

Nevertheless, the roadster is still a stunner. Looks freaking awesome.
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Which supercars is it going head to head with? Whom is it targeted at?
Doors - of any type - is fine, but what about performance ( esp. in the real world) as compared with its rivals? Any info. folks?

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Which supercars is it going head to head with? Whom is it targeted at?
Doors - of any type - is fine, but what about performance ( esp. in the real world) as compared with its rivals? Any info. folks?

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The 3 main rivals are none other than the Gallardo LP560 Spyder, Porsche 911 Turbo Cabrio and Ferrari California. All have similar performance specs and in the same price range.
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Hmmm.
So the SLS (and not necessarily the Roadster only) is not going head to head with the Ferrari Italia, the 599 and the MP12-4C.

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So the SLS (and not necessarily the Roadster only) is not going head to head with the Ferrari Italia, the 599 and the MP12-4C.

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No. The SLS itself is a direct competitor to the 458 Italia, Gallardo LP560 and the MP4-12C. All these cars have about 560bhp(except the McLaren that has 600 horses). I was talking about the SLS roadster competition. There is no 458 spyder yet.
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I like the fact that they went in the soft-top direction.

Can't really word it right now, but its definitely adding to its charm!
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