Aoshima 1/24 Mercedes SL 63 AMG
|PRICE:||3800 yen MSRP|
|REVIEWER:||Scott Van Aken|
The Mercedes-Benz SL is a grand tourer manufactured by Mercedes since 1954. The designation SL derives from the German Sport Leicht, or Sport Lightweight — and was first applied to the 300SL 'Gullwing' named also after its gullwing or upward-opening doors.
The term SL-Class refers to the marketing variations of the vehicle, including the numerous engine configurations spanning five design generations.In 2003, an all-new SL (initially just a 5.0 L SL500 version) featured a retractable hardtop (marketed as the Vario Roof) available on the SLK since 1997. This featured a 5.0 L 302 hp (225 kW) V8, with a 5.4 L AMG Supercharged V8 appearing in 2002's SL55 AMG. V12 engines are available in the SL600 and the limited-production SL65 AMG.
The SL received a face lift in 2008 featuring a new front end that evokes the classic 300SL with a large grille featuring a prominent 3-pointed star and twin "power domes" on the hood, the car also features new headlights with an optional "Intelligent Light System" and a new speed sensitive steering system.
SL 63 AMG replaced SL 55 AMG.
If you are a modeler that likes exotic cars and superbly molded kits, then this one is for you. I noticed that the kit is not only built under license, but it is also made in China. I guess even the Japanese have been lured by the promise of inexpensive labor. Anyway, it is really a fine kit and you should look for it or ask for it now that Aoshima is being imported into the US.
My thanks to
www.dragonmodelusa.com for the review kit. Get yours today at your local
retailer or ask them to order it in for you. October 2011
My thanks to www.dragonmodelusa.com for the review kit. Get yours today at your local retailer or ask them to order it in for you.
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