If you want a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing, but are just a poor working schlub who has only $114,175 to put down on a two-door car, the SL550 may be a good substitute. I recently had the good fortune to spend some time with the Gullwing in Mexico, and the lack of Federales aside, this SL550 feels rather similar in terms of the way it steers and the smoothness with which the V-8 builds power. Obviously, the Gullwing has a bit more cache, but then it can't yet put its top down (unless you're brave enough to ride with the doors open).

David Zenlea, Assistant Editor

Did Eric Tingwall just say the Chevy Camaro is a status symbol and actually placed it on the same level as the SL? Really???

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