Test Drive: 2017 Mercedes-AMG SL 65

Location: Miami Beach, Florida
Published: Men’s Journal 

Since the 300SL’s inception in 1952 as Mercedes’ first true racing car, the SL has been the brand’s most iconic ride. But like its post-300SL predecessors, the 2017 Mercedes-AMG SL65 roadster (which hits the market this summer with an MSRP of $219,850) is more of a grand tourer than anything bound for the race track.

Make no mistake — when it comes to performance, the AMG version remains the brand’s most impressive and powerful ride. But there’s no fooling anyone here. Most anyone who can afford it is driving this car for its looks — and the looks it gets. And the re-styled new front end of the 2017 is something to get excited about.