Mercedes AMG SLS convertible spied
The all new 2012 SLS AMG Convertible was recently spotted in what appeared to be another round of testing under the scorching hot Arizona sun. From the images we can see that unfortunately without a fixed roof the MB engineers were unable to find a suitable mounting point for the hard top’s gull wing doors so SLS convertible owners will have to get in and out of their super cars just like most drivers. Despite losing its top, AMG shouldn’t downgrade the output of the SLS convertible’s hand built V8 engine, and make 563 HP from the 6.2 Liter motor just like the SLS AMG super car and that is a good thing, because adding in all those moving hydraulic and mechanical parts, not to mention the rag top itself, will add a considerable amount of weight to the SLS over the standard version. So hopefully the SLS convertible will be able to complete the 0 to 60 MPH sprint in about 4 seconds and reach a very super car like top speed of 200 MPH.
The only thing that we haven’t heard about the SLS Convertible is the extent to which the chassis’ structural rigidity will be compromised by going topless, however we are pretty sure that the automotive engineers at AMG have already thought of that one. When the SLS finally goes on sale it should be wearing a price tag of around $200,000 and it is almost certain that the convertible version will bring a premium over that. However the last question we would like to ask is, how come someone is always seen pushing the SLS in these spy photos?
Source: Left Lane News