We want one, badly.
The Mercedes-Benz SL is finally returning to its lightweight roots, but nothing will compare to the original icon that is the 300 SL. We're not the only ones who think so - many have spent countless dollars restoring these classics or restomodding them, and the latest project we've come across is rendered by Jon Sibal, a designer who knows how to give a car presence.
What you're looking at here is called the S-Klub Speedster, and it's been turned into a droptop that is absolutely dripping in equal parts class and menace. Just, wow.
This may not be the first time you've seen something like this - Sibal's creation was featured in the Super Bowl LV Halftime Show with The Weeknd, as you can see below. Now, the amusingly small windscreen is met by a removable hardtop roof that turns the modern classic into the most amazing choptop we've ever seen. Oh, and if the caption on the above post hasn't made it clear, this is more than just a flight of fancy; this WILL be built.
S-Klub LA is in charge of the project but hasn't revealed much about what will underpin this Speedster or what will power it.
Based on similar restomod projects, we wouldn't be surprised if a Mercedes-Benz SLC or its older SLK sibling were used as a base. No word has been made on how much power is to be produced from the vehicle either, but with such aggressively prominent side-exit exhausts, we suspect it'll be something beefy. We also don't know when it will be completed, but we have no doubt that it will - the owner of S Klub LA (John S with an 'H') has already built the roofless version and taken it on many drives. We expect that this will be expensive, but based on the way it looks, worth every penny.