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Reviewing the new Mercedes-Benz SLR: new Mercedes-Benz SLR tested

For giddy speeds of over 120 mph, you might consider spending a fortune on the latest model from Mercedes-Benz. The McLaren sports car SLR is definitely the first choice for anyone who wants the wind tearing their hair apart. A top speed of 206 mph sounds impossible, but that’s exactly what the convertible has in store for any driver. This car is built to race. And it is not just a speed demon but also a style king, with luxurious interiors and exteriors that can make you go wow! Not just the looks, even the pricing makes you speechless: $500,000.

Steering and handling are terrific, with the car purring along the highways easily and stylishly. Though the fuel economy can’t be rated here, the car is an absolute delight in terms of the open-top drive. The plush interiors make your day. The semi-aniline, leather upholstered carbon-fiber bucket seats with seat pads are comfortable and classy. The carbon fiber makes the car sturdy and safe. The chassis is designed for the convertible to perform under racing conditions. Visually too, the car looks like the perfect sports car. The retractable top is wonderful, made of special material for all-weather driving. It gives a sporty feel, but this does not mean that the car in any way compromises on everyday comfort. No sir! This car is the perfect driver’s delight.

The energy absorption is good, as is the all-round performance. The car is not too heavy and yet, has a tough stance. The weight distribution is good. The navigation and good quality sound system makes the car a pleasure to cruise down any road. In all, the sports convertible has scored very high in all aspects, and we can safely say that this car is surely set to be a big hit.
Engine: 4 out of 5….. Powerful v8 engine that gets the car easily into terrific acceleration. Perfect engine for a racing car

Transmission: 4 out of 5…. Excellent shifts in the 5 speed automatic transmission with overdrive. In 3.8 seconds, the car could go from 0 to 100 kmph.

Handling: 4 out of 5… excellent and effortless handling.

Safety: 4 out of 5 … crash elements made of carbon-fiber, roll-over bars, reinforced steel A pillars, airbags, tire pressure monitoring mechanism, seatbelt tensioners.

Value 4 out of 5… Very expensive car; definitely not for all. Could be yours if you are desperate for a sports convertible with the Mercedes-Benz tag.

Tech Specs

Body: 2 door car, 2 passenger sports convertible.

Engine: supercharged 5.5-liter, 617 hp, powerful v8 engine

Transmission: standard 5 speed automatic transmission with overdrive

Torque: 575 at 3250 (ft-lbs)

Power: 617 at 6500 rpm

Tires: 19 inch radial tires. Type: passenger, 255 mm, rear wheel drive. Rack and pinion steering. Front and rear disc brakes.

Verdict: terrific speed machine. Perfect blend of style, fun and comfort in one super-looking sports convertible you will love to drive!

For: style, superior design, comfort, pure power and high acceleration. The wind in your hair as you zoom along the highway.

Against: no cons, except of course, too high cost!

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