#17 A legend returns: Sequencing the iconic DNA of the SL – Susie Wolff and Robert Lesnik

Show notes

Instantly recognisable, unforgettable, and highly performant – these are the generic attributes of Mercedes-Benz’ ever-popular SL. After a nearly 70-year-long history, the new AMG roadster is now set to square the circle of luxury, design, and performance once again. However, what is the intergenerational essence of an automotive icon that was once a pure racer, then turned into a unique roadster and now faces the era of electric mobility?

To explore the many facets of this question, our host Yasmine Blair meets with Susie Wolff, former professional racing driver and Team Principal of Formula E’s Venturi Racing, and Robert Lešnik, Director of Exterior Design at Mercedes-Benz. In the latest episode of Let’s talk Mercedes – the Mercedes-Benz podcast – they discuss the essential traits of the reborn star’s exterior design, look back at its most legendary iterations, share their personal two cents about the electrified future of the SL, and explore what it takes to prevail as a woman in the still male-dominated domain that is motorsports.

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