Mercedes’ new SLS AMG Roadster will make its world debut this September at the Frankfurt auto show. The luxury car manufacturer recently released clearer pics of their new soft-top supercar.
While the car was almost noticeable in the pics, there were still some parts of the car hidden from view, with a light covering on the V8 6.2l 563 bhp engine and parts of the rear and front lights. The biggest change made to the Roadster has been the removal of its sister coupe’s gullwing doors to fit in a folding roof fabric which opens and closes in 11 seconds at 50kph.
Mercedes had said that their SLS had already been built on the aluminum lightweight spaceframe which took the Roadster version into consideration, right from the beginning. As a result the side sills had to be reinforced for increasing rigidity and improved dynamics.
The Roadster’s body chassis weighs only 2kg more in comparision to the 241kg of the coupe, with the increased weight contributed by two structural reinforcements. The cross member which carries the dashboard is equipped with extra supporting struts at the windscreen frame and centre tunnel, while a strut mounting stay is added between the fuel tank and soft top.
The Mercedes SLS Roadster is provided with a top speed that is limited electronically to 317 kph. Following the debut of the super car on September 13, at the Frankfurt auto show, the Roadster will soon be available in showrooms by autumn.