What do you get if you combine 1,000Nm of torque, 463kW of power and a serious lack of taste? Possibly the hairiest hairdresser’s car on the planet.
Mercedes-Benz have just released details of the completely silly SL65 AMG, a convertible packing AMG’s colossal 6-litre twin-turbo V12 engine. Along with the new face, the uber-SL now weighs an incredible 170kg LESS than the previous model, leading you to wonder if they didn’t accidentally leave a really fat bloke in the boot of the last one.
The serious diet, along with 13 extra kilowatts over the last model means the SL65 now rips to 100km/h from a standing start in 4 seconds flat, on its way to an electronically-limited top speed of 250km/h. No doubt making a sound like the earth has cracked open and the Hounds of Hell are vigourously humping the leg of sanity.
Despite the mental power and acceleration, Mercedes claim a combined average fuel consumption of just 11.6L/100km/ Presumably if you aren’t hammering it up to the electronically-limited top speed on a regular basis…
As well as the retractable folding hard top, Mercedes are also taking stupid option names to all new heights with the magnificently-named MAGIC SKY CONTROL (all in CAPS) which is an electrochromic section that can be lightened or darkened at the touch of a button.
Add a remarkably over-styled interior and there is very little on the road that says “Get out of my way poor person” better than the SL65.
So feast your eyes on these pics, poor person, and learn what you will shortly need to be getting out of the way of.