- Dec 24, 2011
- SW London
- CLS 350 Shooting Brake and a cheeky TVR Chimera
Much as I love my CLS, no one would claim it is a sports car and I have always retained a hankering for a 2 seater roadster (having owned some years ago) Finally took the plunge the other week and bought a 04 Honda s2000. They are marmite cars, but I am hugely enjoying it, partly as it is such an opposite extreme to the CLS. But they kind of work as a pair and you appreciate the quailites of each a bit more after driving them both. The Honda no thrills go-kart high revving experience is huge fun and I do like having a gear box to control - and boy is it fine one. But then getting in the luxurious torque city which is the CLS, arguably faster (have the brabus fitted) makes me love the way it whisks you along with such minimal effort. And then I jump in the S, lower the roof in 6 seconds and rev the nuts off it. Redlining at 9,000 rpm is quite astonishing and noisy! So very happy with the pairing, and enjoying being able to choose which expierence to have - though of course for most practical journeys/real life situations the CLS is the one.