• Best gift idea: Mercedes SLS AMG scale model

For us mere mortals, owning a car like a new Mercedes SLS AMG is about as far-fetched as Conan O’Brien and Jay Leno enjoying a quiet conversation without the thought of strangling each other.

But even if we don’t come any close to having an SLS AMG in our garages, Mercedes was kind enough to offer something even us could afford: an SLS AMG scale model.

The scale model comes in three dimensions - 1:87, 1:43 and 1:18 - and nine different versions. Prices range from 15.79 euro to 59.49 euro depending on how big of a scale model you plan to buy.

Of course you will only be able to admire the car, but its better than nothing, yes?

And just in case you need a short refresher on the car, the SLS AMG will be powered by a 6.3-liter V8 engine located front-mid that will develop 571 hp and up to 650 Nm of torque. The engine will be mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, and will sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, while top speed will go up to 197 mph.


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  (937) posted on 03.26.2010

If I am going to receive a gift like that in my birthday, that would probably be my happiest birthday. Gee! I am really dreaming.

  (363) posted on 03.25.2010

There you have it, a perfect gift for someone who loves car. Well, this scale model is a very nice collectible toy.

  (708) posted on 03.25.2010

Not bad. When I watch races like this on some sports channel, I always try to ask myself, how much G-force can a man stand and how much are they getting when they turn hard or brake hard and accelerate hard.

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