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Friday, September 16, 2016

Sept 16: Road or track?

This old Mercedes from the '30's is so stunningly beautiful, that it almost hurts the eyes to look at it. This car came from the time when Mercedes was establishing their sporting tradition, which has lasted until the present day and based on leaked plans, is not going to go away soon, if ever.

Mercedes Benz. When one thinks of this brand the big luxo cruisers come immediately to mind, but not far behind are their elegant grand tourers and sportscars.

I think that the spiritual successor to those big old Benz of the 1930's and later the SL's of the 1950's is the current SL. Spiritual maybe, but today's car is more of a grand tourer. The original SL was actually a sportscar as opposed to the grand tourer of the '30's ("Monte Carlo for the weekend, darling?").........


But in 2016 calling a car with, in some cases, about 600 hp, not a sportscar seems strange, but this car is suited more to city posing or jaunts thru the countryside, driving by the nearest race track, but not necessarily on to it..........


Beautiful, but for a day at the track, another tool would be more suited and that one is the AMG GT, a real sportscar in every definition of the term. Developed to go after the Porsche 911 money. And now the good news for those able to spend the coin, is that in the very near future, it will be available in as a convertible, cabrio or spyder (pick your term). This new version will be introduced at the upcoming Paris auto show.......


In the opinion of a piece I read online yesterday, they thought this car should actually be the SL. Maybe then they would want the current SL to wear the 500K badge. Actually not a bad idea, but let's stay on topic, ok?

My brother doesn't like the new grille and I can't say I find it particularly attractive, on an otherwise great looking car........


......but it is aggressive, as suits this AMG GT, but there is another reason for it to be like this. It mimics the original, like it or not........


Ah, there is that word again, tradition. 

Whether one likes them or not, Mercedes is great with tradition and we can all be thankful for it, as they have progressed from those beautiful cars of the early days.......


.......to their beautiful cars of today.........


A very compelling reason to sell your cat and start going through the neighbour's garbage for any bottles, that might yield a few valuable coins. Do this for a few years and that Mercedes mirage might become a reality.

Until next time......


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