Sometimes you need to know the back-story to understand why someone is so fond of a particular model. Sometimes you really don’t. Our pick from the forums today is one attributed to the latter, because PHer Julian Thompson has bagged himself a Mercedes SLS AMG. A 6.2-litre V8-powered beauty that has to be one of the most unanimously adored supercars in existence.
The OP’s example is even easier to love because it’s finished in satin bronze grey, a shade that remains appropriately discreet for such a pretty model while also contrasting the more common SLS shades of black or silver. The Gullwing spiritual successor gets AMG’s fabled M159 eight-cylinder, which was the world’s most powerful naturally aspirated motor back in the day. In a largely turbocharged 2020, it’s liable to feel even more exotic. And thunderous.
While seemingly as perfect as can be, the OP’s new arrival has needed a little attention, namely some work to the wheels to even out previous kerbing repairs. But it's not the TLC that's piqued our interest, but rather the prospect of a special car like this seeing plenty of use. The OP is a PHer with an enviable passion, the evidence for which comes with other cars in his garage, like a 360 Challenge Stradale and 991 GT3, no less. We doff our hats, sir.