DB Luxury cars Rent Mercedes SLS

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Rent Mercedes SLS in Dubai

The rain proved relentless and we never managed to outrun it for the entire journey despite the SLS AMG being capable of reaching 100km/h from standstill in just 3.5 seconds thanks to its mighty 6.2-litre V8 that produces 420kW, 650Nm and a pretty epic power-to-weight ratio. When we think of supercars that we’d like to drive long distance, not many come to mind. Most are uncomfortable, unsuited for Australian roads with track-tuned hard suspension and generally unforgiving handling in poor weather. Thankfully then, the SLS AMG is more of a Grand Tourer with supercar performance.

The SLS won’t win any beauty contests, but its Germanic design is bold, sharp, confident and yet not outlandish. While the Italians have become obsessed with flamboyant styling of late, the Germans have aimed to create a modern incarnation of the iconic Mercedes-Benz 300SL of the 1950s that, just like its ancestor, is likely to stand the test of time. Ferraris and Lamborghinis may turn more heads when you’re on the move, but you’ll gain instant attention with the SLS AMG by simply stopping and opening those doors. In many ways, this is perfect: remaining inconspicuous on the road and then looking the part when it matters.

Mercedes SLS Rental Dubai with DB Luxury Cars

But even though you’re likely to bump your head the first few times you attempt to get out looking like Brad Pitt, the way in which they open and close is easy, simple, and in a way quite practica. The gullwing doors could be seen as a gimmick, as the original only featured them as an engineering solution to the 300SL’s unusually high sills created by its high-strength tubular space frame chassis.