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by Brett Davis

Mercedes-Benz is now in the final stages of honing the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster, and preparing it for its official unveiling – reportedly set to take place at the New York International Auto Show on April 21.

The latest spy shots sent through to us show the mighty SLS on the Nurburgring undergoing some high-speed stability testing and final on-road checks.

The images show the Roadster with the least camouflaging we’ve seen yet, almost revealing the entire body work. Covering still remains over the headlights and some of the nose and grille section of the car.

It is simply a drop-top version of the SLS AMG Gullwing except in some critics’ eyes, it’s even more beautiful to look at. Also, it can’t really be called a Gullwing either as it looses the dramatic doors. Instead, the Roadster incorporates more conventional horizontal-swinging doors.

The Roadster also gets a slightly revised rear end to accommodate the fold-away roof.

The engine will be the same 6.2-litre unit as seen in the Gullwing. With the roof down, this means the driver and passenger will be able to take in the full noise of the ferocious 420kW engine.

We look forward to bringing you the full details and images of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster upon its unveiling. Stay tuned.




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