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Sure, it’s not as fast as the 2020 AMG One is supposed to be, but I’ll be damned if the SLR McLaren isn’t one of the most audacious cars Mercedes-Benz has ever built.


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BoxerFanatic, troublesome iconoclast.

I am not usually a Mercedes guy, and as McLaren’s go, a 720S Spyder is right around the top of the “approaching perfection” list.

But if I could have any Mercedes, but only a Mercedes, an SLR Convertible would very likely be that car.

One of the only cars where the convertible top is a visual improvement over the coupe roof, even when UP, and obviously the advantage when down, and it still has the dihedral doors...

Cool, and without the slightly awkward rear window shape of the coupe, sleeker than the SLS, and better looking that the newest AMG GT