We’re not quite sure why the SLS has died so soon, but it can’t be running costs. According to CAP data, the SLS costs a piffling £3.32 per mile*, which is £2.28 less than a London taxi – a black cab’s cheapest average mileage rate is £5.60.
A Top Gear Top Tip, then: if you’re a seasonal visitor from the Gulf states wishing to demonstrate the girth of your wallet, be seen in the back of a LTI TX1 next summer.
[*based on 36 month/36,000 mile period. Price includes fuel, insurance, servicing, VED, and assumes driver won’t smear it up a dry-stone wall]
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