Cool Car for Grown-Ups

Catching the fancy of the still-kids-at-heart, the folks at Silverlit turned the beautiful pin-up poster of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG into somewhat of a driving pleasure.
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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG: Cool Car for Grown-Ups
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

MERCEDES-BENZ SLS AMG
Price: Rs 6,499
Rating: 4.5/5

Catching the fancy of the still-kids-at-heart, the folks at Silverlit turned the beautiful pin-up poster of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG into somewhat of a driving pleasure. Alright, you can't drive it, but this is still possibly the closet you can come to owning the AMG Mercedes, which stands for "Al-Mighty God!"

This new RC (remote control) car uses your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch as a remote control. Just download the Silverlit app from the Appstore and connect the car with your device using Bluetooth.

This setup allows you to use your device's tilt controls to steer the car, and if you're using an iPhone, you'll feel force feedback as you rev the engine, which increases in intensity the faster the car goes.

In terms of handling, the Silverlit car is fast and very responsive. The app design mimics the Mercedes dashboard look, with built-in controls that allow you to switch on the headlights and tail lights, open or close the gull wings doors, flash the hazards, honk the horn and a lot more. But wait, that's not all. You can use the app to play music from the speakers embedded in the rear windshield of this car and the vehicle can even be programmed to respond to the music with its flashing lights and movement of the gull wing door, all of it synchronised perfectly. In a sea of RC toys, this one rises to the surface. Although kids would love to own this car, I doubt if their dads will ever let go off the controls.

BAG IT OR JUNK IT:
A must buy

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