“Dial ‘SL65’ if you want a classic aluminum-bodied two-seat roadster with an abundance of luxo-tech and V12 power,” blogs Dan Scanlan. Inside the ‘17 Mercedes-Benz SL65 Roadster’s sleek-but-familiar frame resides a supercar’s worth of power - a handcrafted twin-turbocharged 6-liter V-12 with, delivering 621 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque at a low 2,300 to 4,300 rpm. And, builder Antonio Donadai’s signature on its carbon fiber engine cover! This SL is the seventh in a series of arg...Read More
’16 MERCEDES-AMG GT S: FLIGHT OF THE SILVER ARROW!
Mercedes-Benz throws down the gauntlet to Porsche’s 911 with its breathtaking new AMG GT S super-coupe. Road Test Editor Howard Walker takes it for a spin. There’s driving. And then there’s driving! The kind of driving that gets your heart pounding like a supercharged jackhammer. Driving that has high-octane adrenaline fire-hosing through your veins. The kind of driving that has you shrieking like a sugar-rushed five-year-old riding Space Mountain for the first time. To e...Read More
MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL GULLWING: ‘50s HOT ROD!
Reflecting on arguably the most advanced road car of its era and, almost sixty years later, still a competent road warrior and turning heads! Between 1954 and 1957, Mercedes-Benz produced the 300SL Gullwing coupe, a future-tech tour de force that excelled in high-speed touring as well as sports car road racing. Showcasing a dry-sump-lubed inline Six with fuel injection, the Gullwing had a top speed just a tick over 160 mph. With its belly-panned tubular space-frame chassis, outstandi...Read More