• Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG options package

    Making its official world debut tomorrow at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show is the new 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster, the open-top version of the SLS AMG ‘Gullwing’ that was first launched in ’09. Mercedes-Benz will be using the Frankfurt stage to also announce a handful of new options available for either model, the highlight of which is the latest-generation AMG RIDE CONTROL sports suspension setup that we first reported on back in May. This feature is essentially an electronic damper control unit for the suspension. Body and wheel movements, as well as drive and...

  • Porsche lightweight lithium-ion 12-Volt starter battery
    Porsche's $1,700 Starter Battery Option For Boxster Spyder, 911 GT3

    Perhaps only Porsche, with its long legacy of pricey options, could consider charging $1,700 for a starter battery. To be fair, this isn't just any old 12-Volt lead-acid starter battery. It's a lightweight, lithium-ion pack with a similar form factor and the same mounts as a standard battery. It's...

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