401 Miles in… Louisiana. Automobile Magazine

By Jason H. Harper

May 2013 issue

Sitting by the dock by the bay...

Sitting by the dock by the bay…

It’s eerie out here. The bayou forest sucks up sounds like a vegetative sponge. Even the Teutonic gnash of a 5.5-liter Mercedes-AMG V-8 sounds small. Trees covered in creeper vines and pale green moss stretch over this thin excuse for a road.

We’ve just crossed into Louisiana from Mississippi, and our 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG looks like it popped out of another universe. Clad in Miami white and with bits of carbon fiber, 530 hp, and a folding hard top, it carries an as-tested price of $167,950. And two worlds collide.


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