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Mercedez-Benz has managed to significantly reduce the weight of its
upcoming SL (sporty, lightweight) Roadster, thanks in large part to a new
89 percent aluminum bodyshell that, at 254 kg (559.9 lb), is 110 kg (242.5
lb) lighter than a comparable bodyshell. The new bodyshell structure also
enables a new "FrontBass" system, which will make its world premiere in the
SL series, that Mercedes claims delivers "concert hall" sound with the roof
up *or* down. Another feature making its debut is the MAGIC VISION CONTROL
wiper/washer system that cleans the windscreen without the splash of
road-obscuring water seen in traditional systems.
 

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The new SLS is a seriously amazing sportscar, complete with a seriously amazing price.
The cars we are all talking about here, the 107, was the same in its time.
No doubt, the SLS will be just as desirable in 20 years as these 107s are now.

Maybe if I haven't spent my entire life's earnings 20 years from now, I will be in the market for a 2012 SLS. *fingers crossed*
 

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To me, it's Apples and Oranges. I never looked at my 560SL as any sort of "performance" car. It was rolling art that I enjoyed driving, and occasionally tinkering with. No new car would be a suitable substitute.
 
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