Clarkson on the Merc SLS AMG
JC hates the doors and the ride, but that doesn’t stop him wanting to head straight to a Mercedes dealer to buy one...
Posted: 05 May 2011
So here we are. Near the end. Looking for a verdict. And it's tough. The excellent trade magazine, Autocar, said after driving the SLS that while it impressed them - they called it "massively fast" - it left them emotionally cold.
That's odd because for me, it's sort of the other way around. The SLS is riddled with issues. The ride. The size. The price. The looks. And of course, the doors. It's a mentalist. It's bonkers. But I find it more characterful and more likeable than even an Aston Martin DBS. I love it more than I love my dog.
It makes no sense. And almost because of that, it makes more sense than anything I've ever driven.