Enrique Iglesias' Mercedes SLS: For Sale on AutoTrader
For sale right now on AutoTrader is a 2011 Mercedes SLS AMG that once belonged to singing legend Enrique Iglesias.
The car is listed for sale out of Formula 1 Supercars in Miami, Fla. According to Jorge Bouza, a vice president at Formula 1, the dealership has been close with the Iglesias family for years and has sold more than one of the Latin star's former rides.
Iglesias is one of the most successful recording artists around. His self-titled first album sold over a million copies in its first three months alone. His first English-language record achieved gold or platinum status in 32 different countries. His most recent album, Euphoria, went double platinum in the U.S. and has sold more than 360,000 copies worldwide.
Given the singer's commercial success, it's no surprise to see that one of Mercedes' most expensive vehicles called the Iglesias garage home.
The SLS is the company's top-to-the-line sports car. Its svelte bodywork and gullwing doors are a throwback to the iconic 300SL of the 1960s. Under the car's long aluminum hood sits a 6.2-liter, 563-horsepower V8 engine that produces enough power to launch the SLS from 0-60 mph in just 3.6 seconds and on to a top speed of just under 200 mph.
In spite of the SLS's mind-numbing performance, the Latin pop star seems to have rarely driven it. With less than 1,000 miles on the odometer, you could debate if the hand-built AMG engine has even been broken in yet.
The SLS coupe has a starting MSRP of $189,600. Mercedes only sold 722 SLS super cars in 2011 and that kind of rarity often means buyers have to pay above the asking price.
The Iglesias car is listed at $199,800, which compares pretty well with other SLS models currently for sale on AutoTrader.com -- and none of those cars can boast this car's celebrity past.
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