2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG: Drop the Top in Ten Seconds
January 21, 2013
While my esteemed colleagues were living it up in idyllic Detroit, the cars available to me back at Edmunds HQ were decidedly inspiring. For two days each, I snagged an Aston Martin Vanquish and our long-term SLS Roadster (I prefer the SLS, by the way).
Even though the weather in L.A. was unusually cold, I dropped the Benz' top at every chance. And it drops/deploys quickly. Ten seconds is all it takes to start enjoying the raspy exhaust note and the wind in your hair. And it only takes a lift or push on the silver lever shown above.
I don't know what the quickest convertible top is, but it wouldn't surprise me if the SLS is it.
Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor @ 15,080 miles