BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Jun 2018
Vehicle: 2013 SL550
Location: On and off Cape Cod
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So the moment we've all been waiting for. ;-) The new Magnum premiered last night and here is where I get to say "I told you so."
Rick's car is indeed an AMG version of the R231 - specifically a SL63 - and not a standard SL550. (Oh well, so much for lifting the cred of my lowly 550.)
The exterior clearly shows the grille, wheels, spoiler, and trim of the AMG - though the badges are never clear enough to discern whether a SL63 or SL65.
However even the brief views of the interior (paused on the DVR) are enough to ID it as having the upholstery of the SL63 and not the SL65. Besides the SL65 being out of character for Rick. (Although he was piloting a Sunseeker where a SL65 would be a mere shore tender :-) though likely not his boat.)
Even though it wasn't a race and Rick was simply driving calmly the laughable moment came when Magnum tears by the SL63 in the Ferrari 308 GTS. (Admittedly the 308 looked nice doing so).
Well, whatever you think of TV and the the new series (I admit I liked it better than I expected to) I think it is cool to have a SL featured, even it isn't THE hero car, in a big TV series. Shades of the '80s!