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
The hard-top is already expensive. The base car is £157,000 but the car I drove was fitted with a reversing camera, sports seats, special wheels, a Bang and Olufsen sound system, ceramic brakes, special paint and nice leather. It even had - at an extra cost of £3,355 - a carbon-fibre engine cover.
Why would you want that? People already hate you because of the doors. So if you then get the bonnet up and invite them to inspect your three-and-a-half grand engine cover, it's likely they will take out their penis and wee on you. I know I would.