When the Mercedes-Benz SLS was released in early 2010 the motoring world stood up and took notice. An homage to the iconic 1954 300SL Gullwing, the SLS was a car that, like the original, evoked emotion, power and speed. In the standard coupe form the car is identified mostly by its long raked hood line and gull-wing doors, but truth be told, it’s really the 563 bhp V8 and wicked exhaust note that set this car apart. While the coupe is in fact a stunning creation in its own right, Mercedes-Benz decided to up the ante a little for 2012 as they’ve decided to hit us with a stunning drop top version called the SLS AMG Roadster. Those fabulous gullwing doors have now given way to open air cruising without losing any of the coupes muscular character or design. In short, the car is simply stunning.