The civilian-spec Mercedes SLS AMG is really more of a touring car than a track-tearing demon. Until you uncork the exhaust and put a diving board spoiler on the back and turn it into a GT3 machine. You’re going to want to turn those headphones up.
Finally warm enough to wash cars, an amusing picture opportunity presented itself.
Part 2 deals with the rarer issues you will encounter with a supercar. Stuff you might not encounter on a daily basis, but still happens frequent enough to note.
This isn't about how to get a supercar, it's about what to expect once you've got it. The things you may never have considered. Part 1 is going to cover the basic things you will experience on a day to day basis. Later parts will cover the less frequent and more obscure parts of ownership. Travis got a taste of…
AMG came a long way from building racecar engines in the sixties to making our Editor-in-Chief write about their newest child with the caps lock on. Their cars are just that good.
Thanks to those last few millions of barrels of oil you can finally buy that tuned SLS you've had your eye on. Time to take it to the dyno, and why not sit in the trunk as it shoots flames?
In spite of its old-school design, the gullwing Mercedes SLS AMG attracts some of the most "cutting edge" owners, such as this fashionable lady in Shanghai sporting some frowny face diaper pants.
Golf is boring. All you do is aim for a little flag. Why not make the hole a moving target, like a $200,000 Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster? That's what Mercedes did, and they set a world record in the process.
At the Mercedes-Benz press event "SLS AMG Track Xperience" at the Zhuhai International Circuit in southeast China, one journalist in an SLS braked too early and got thoroughly rear-ended by a C63 AMG.
What do you do when you get tired of your matte pink Lamborghini and your matte pink Ferrari? Give a Mercedes SLS AMG the flat pink treatment of course and then take it on a tour of the world.
On a conscious level, the Mercedes–Benz SLS AMG is a cynical marketing ploy designed to milk the memory of Mercedes’s 1950s motorsport achievements. But listen to one at full throttle in a tunnel and all is forgiven. The SLS AMG makes the most viscerally wonderful supercar noise since Ferrari invented Ferraris.
The Woodward Dream Cruise on Metro Detroit's historic Woodward Avenue is one of the top ten greatest car events in the world. Each year, Jalopnik picks a special car as its staff cruiser.
Media-baiting setup or not, watching Nico Rosberg hot-lap the Nürburgring in the rain (after having had only one ride-along lap — from Michael Schumacher) with a terrified David Coulthard in the right seat is worth the branding cynicism.
A Houston oil shipper used the complexity of world markets to make millions moving oil, buying huge homes, a fleet of 11 Mercedes and Frank Sinatra's 1957 Cadillac Eldorado. Now he's in jail, and the feds are auctioning his rides.