The SLR's too much Mercedes, too little McLaren, you can put 2 golf sets in the trunk and what about that weight ? too many compromises were made (remember Gordon Murray's statement about the McLaren F1 - at McLaren there are no compromises)
The SLR is basically an automatic, it does have that manual override thing though where you just tap the shifter forward but thats basically a paddle shifter. If i want a paddle shifter I would want it behind the steering wheel.
Carrera GT for me even though Murray worked on the SLR. SLR looks just like a beefy SL55 though. Carrera GT is drop dead gorgeous.
BTW, speaking of the CGT, This weeks AutoWeek did a test on the performance and the actual 0-60 is 3.5! Pretty good! :cheers