BEST of the BEST 2014 | Wheels | Convertibles: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition Roadster

  • Photo by Mercedes-Benz © 2013 Mercedes-Benz USA
    Photo by Mercedes-Benz © 2013 Mercedes-Benz USA

With the arrival of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition Roadster (www.mercedes​-benz.com) comes the end of an era. This is, as the name says, the final edition of the SLS, a model that launched in 2010 and was the first ground-up design built entirely by AMG, Mercedes-Benz’s in-house tuning shop. The SLS coupe pays homage to the 300SL with its gullwing doors; while the Roadster cannot include that distinctive design element, it does feature the same advanced aluminum construction, electronically adjustable suspension, and 6.3-liter V-8.

The Final Edition is distinguished by a carbon-fiber splitter, spoiler, and hood, which sports a central air outlet. The bodywork looks bold and also increases downforce, reduces drag, and helps dissipate hot air from the 583 hp engine. The interior includes diamond-patterned leather, an Alcantara-covered steering wheel, and carbon-fiber trim. Mercedes-Benz will produce only 350 examples of the Final Edition. Robb Report went to press before prices were announced, but the Roadster was expected to cost about $230,000.  


 

Celebrating over 50 years with James Bond, the marque will make 150 examples of the special-edition...
Ferraris steal the show, with three 1960s examples each selling for more than $16 million…
The 1972 Maserati Boomerang and 1950 Bugatti Type 101C Coupé Antem are pieces of automotive mastery…
Concepts from Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini, and others stole some limelight from Pebble’s historic cars…
Of the 219 cars that competed at Pebble from 16 countries and 29 states, here are our favorites…
The five-seat performance vehicle, scheduled for release in 2016, is Jaguar’s first-ever SUV…
The September 6 event near Paris on will feature an abundance of classic cars and culture…
Crafted from aerospace billet aluminum, the explosive motorcycle boasts 200-plus horsepower…
Guests high-tail it through the desert in a Ferrari, McLaren, and Porsche…
A Red 1968 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale Wins the Quail’s Highest Honor…