Gallery: the legend of Merc's SL
Glance through Mercedes' Super Lightweight history...
Posted: 15 Dec 2011
Based on the W124 E-class underneath, the R129 brimmed with tech - electronically controlled damping, automatically extending roll bar, multi-link rear suspension and an electric roof.
It was also the first SL AMG got its hands on after it was taken over by Daimler-Benz - it built a special SL 73 version, which got the same 7.3-litre V12 that Pagani used in the Zonda. It'd do 60mph in 4.8 seconds and carry on till 186mph. We would like one please.