2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster has been finally unveiled. The supercar is still in the testing phase, but it can be seen that the gullwing doors and fixed roof are now both gone. Traditional doors and a folding cloth soft top replaced those gullwings. A more refined version will be shown at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.

The Mercedes-Benz team has put a lot of effort in this new roadster and it will take some time before it hits the showrooms as there are things that still need to be done.

In an attempt to beef up the overall rigidness, the engineers at Mercedes-Benz have added stronger side skirts and additional bracing to the window frames and transmission tunnel. The SLS AMG Roadster bodyshell is surprisingly just 5 pounds heavier than the SLS AMG Coupe, even after all those strengthening and rigidness modifications.

Three layers of fabric, magnesium, steel and aluminum comprises the convertible top, making it sturdy and lightweight. It can be opened and closed if running at 31 mph and below. Just like the SLS AMG Coupe, the top speed of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster is an electronically controlled 197 mph.

Photos: autoblog.com

Other posts:

  • 2015 Nissan Murano2015 Nissan Murano
    Nissan unveiled their latest, 3rd generation, 2015 Nissan Murano. Nissan will offer the NissanConnectSM with Navigation, Mobile Apps, 8 inch touch screen, Moving Object Detection safety featur...
  • Aventador. Made in ChinaAventador. Made in China
    Have a dream to own Lamborghini Aventador, but happened to be poor asian? Build yourself a replica Lambo like this guy did/does.. [nggallery id=97] Photos: builder...
  • Mansory Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe Diamond EditionMansory Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe Diamond Edition
    Most of the times I do not like what Mansory is doing to the cars. This particular S-Class Coupe is something I can accept. Exterior and power-wise. The interior is as, imho, awful as rich Russian...
  • SuperSport from ThailandSuperSport from Thailand
      999 Motorsports unveiled their SuperSport car recently. Tubular chassis, carbon fiber body and GM's mid-mounted Ecotec¬† 2.0 liter turbo-charged engines that brings 300 HP. [nggallery ...
  • BMW 328 HommageBMW 328 Hommage
    BMW decided to pay homage to their own passionate designers Fritz Fiedler and Rudolf Schleicher by presenting the modern version of their late 1030s BMW 328 - the BMW 328 Hommage. The striking ...
  • Frankenstein ZFrankenstein Z
    This is what you get when you mate Nissan 350Z, Maserati and Porsche. [nggallery id=179]...