Mercedes lifts lid on SLS Roadster

Thursday, 2 June 2011 00:00 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

The wraps are officially off the soft-top version of Mercedes’ SLS AMG supercar – and as expected, it has lost the famous upward-opening gullwing doors, opting instead for traditionally hinged units.

The SLS AMG Roadster is powered by the same 563bhp 6.3-litre V8 engine as the coupé, and promises identical straight-line performance. That means a 0-62mph time of 3.8 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 197mph. Economy of 21.4mpg and 308g/km CO2 emissions are also the same.