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Mercedes SLS AMG: You'll think you can fly

It was with great pleasure--and a sprinkling of cynicism--that the folks from Crave UK scurried to the test track to go hands-on with the supercar.

Mercedes SLS AMG
Crave UK

Bill Clinton famously said, "You can put wings on a pig, but you don't make it an eagle." But what the randy former president forgot to mention was that if you put wings on a Benz, you end up with one of the most awesome supercars known to man--the 160,000 pound ($253,000) Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.

Ask the folks at AMG, a subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz specializing in high-performance cars, and they'll tell you the new SLS is designed to compete with thoroughbreds such as the Ferrari 458 Italia, Lamborghini Gallardo LP560, and Aston Martin V12 Vantage. Them's fightin' words, so it was with great pleasure--and our customary sprinkling of cynicism--that we scurried to the company's Brooklands, England, test track to go hands-on and see for ourselves.

Read more of "Mercedes SLS AMG photo gallery: You'll believe you can fly," and see lots more photos, at Crave UK.