Mercedes-Benz has released a promo video for the SL 65 AMG 45th Anniversary model giving grown men permission to cry.
The 2012 Mercedes SL does look to offer far more for the driver than any SL that’s gone before, and the range-topping SL 65 promises to be a proper supercar.
Mercedes are kicking off the SL65 with the Mercedes SL 65 AMG 45th Anniversary Edition, built to celebrate 45 years of AMG, which offers extra goodies over and above the already well specced SL 65.
That means a set of special titanium grey alloys, sports exhaust, designo magno graphite paint job, bits of carbon fibre, designo interior trim and extra toys including a B&O sound system with the COMAND Infotainment and AirScarf.
Under the bonnet there are no changes – save for a splash of carbon fibre – but with a fulsome 621bhp and an orbit-shifting 738lb/ft of torque that’s not exactly a problem.
What we hadn’t realised (slap wrists) until we got this promo video for the SL65 AMG 45th was that the SL 65 is the most powerful production car made in Germany. Yes, the SL65 is more powerful than even the range-topping SLS AMG (and it’ll cost more), any BMW M or RS Audi.
Is the SL still a rich old man’s toy? It seems not, especially in the latest Mercedes SL 65 AMG guise.
2012 Mercedes SL 65 AMG 45th Anniversary Photos
2012 Mercedes SL 65 Photos
2012 Mercedes SL 65 AMG 45th Anniversary Promo Video