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Mercedes-Benz SLS: Once Upon A Time In Mexico

Let’s cut to the chase: This is a 563-hp Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG , those are its amazing doors, and I took this picture in Mexico while hanging out of the car at 50 mph. Safety is for pansies. Viva velocidad!

Oh, the doors. They are quite possibly the coolest thing on the car, the one feature that makes up for any of the SLS’s faults. Yes, the SLS is nice to drive — it is both far quicker and far more nimble than you expect, lunging into corners like a machine half its size — but it is ultimately a large and powerful grand-touring car, the kind of thing that middle-eastern royalty will undoubtedly use to traverse huge expanses of desert in great comfort. Behind the wheel, you tend to be less interested in driving involvement and more interested in chewing through miles. Satisfaction comes from fast prowl, not full-on attack.

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