Cars Coming Soon->2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster, Honda CR-Z Mugen

Test drive: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

Hold on to your toupees, because there’s a new 197-mph roadster on the way that wants to rip ’em clean off.

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster, based on the coupe, is due out on American roads by the end of this year. The extra development time has been spent firming up the body’s rigidity, fine-tuning the topless driving dynamics and figuring out a way to hinge the SLS’s gullwing doors to a convertible.

Kidding, of course. The roadster version of the supercar will feature plain ol’ regular doors since gullwings just aren’t feasible on a roadster. (Captain Obvious, at it again!)

What is perfectly feasible are the SLS AMG’s sinister good looks paired with the coupe’s 563-hp V8, good for a top speed of 197 mph. Automotive insanity perfected!

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