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  2. TheBigEasy

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    I still think the SLR looks better.
     
  3. djastral69

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    Agreed, Like the original Gullwing...enough said.
     
  4. M-individual

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  5. rmani

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  7. waltk88

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    I think this looks much better than the McMerc SLR.
     
  8. Daytonafan

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  9. M.James

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    This is MUCH more practical, IMHO - the occupants can get out of the vehicle much faster in an emergency. Love the styling, better than the McClunker Merc.
     
  10. Chicko

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    What if the car is on its roof ?
     
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  12. Fast_ian

    Fast_ian Two Time F1 World Champ

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    :eek:

    If that sucker ever goes upside down they've gonna have a *lot* more to worry about than that....... ;)
     
  13. Drive550PFB

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    I think I read somewhere that if the car is on its side or roof, the driver or rescuer pulls the door handle and explosive charges in the hinges blow it away and the door falls off. I am dead serious--this is like NASA and the bolts on the rockets and space shuttle.
     
  14. TheMayor

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    Great... explosive bolts and gasoline leaking as it rests upside down. I don't see any problem there at all.
     
  15. 4rePhill

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    +1, In the words of Homer: " DOH!".

    Also is it just Me or does the top picture make anyone else think of the Dodge Viper?.
     
  16. waltk88

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    The proportions are pretty similar to the Doge Viper.
     
  17. Killing Time

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    When this thing was going through testing at the Long Beach Research and Test facility it did indeed have a Viper body on it for camouflage.
     
  18. TheMayor

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    Except the Viper is better looking...
     
  19. ApexOversteer

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    When are we gonna see a 599 safety car? :)
     
  21. TheBigEasy

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    So if you roll over the doors can only be released from the outside? Can you blow the bots from inside?
     
  22. ApexOversteer

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    #20 ApexOversteer, Feb 26, 2010
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    No and Yes. For the test, the testers had to be able to measure how much force it takes to open the door, once the hinges are blown. This made it necessary to blow the hinges via remote. In the event of a real rollover the hinges are blown by engaging either the inside, or outside door handles.
     
  23. TheMayor

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    Let's hope you don't get a short in a rainstorm one night!
     
  24. 2003Enzo

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    I personally find this to be one of the ugliest cars ever made. You can't even make fun of it it's so ugly.
     
  25. Modena360-66

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    You have to watch A1GP.


    About the SLS i guess it looks better in real than pictures.
     
  26. ApexOversteer

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    That is going to be a little difficult...
     
  27. darth550

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    The SLR looks like a sled whereas the SLS is special.
     

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