Impromptu Photo - 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster Long-Term Road Test

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster Long-Term Road Test

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster: Impromptu Photo

August 15, 2013

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

It has been a while since I've driven our long-term 2012 Mercedes SLS convertible. I'd forgotten how much attention this car draws from passersby. People on the street stop you to ask if they can take pictures, saying things like, "I've never seen this Mercedes in person before."

As long as I'm not in a hurry I never mind chatting up car people and letting them take pictures.

My neighbor across the street is a huge Porsche fan and owns a Porsche 911 Carrera 4S. He thought it would be fun to photograph the cars side by side.

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

He was amazed at how large the SLS's brakes are, even compared to those on this Porsche, which are not small. Then we went for a ride.

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

Two great cars on a summer's day.

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor @ 28,718 miles


  • I've never quite understood the urge to take a picture of a strangers new car when on the road. Is it because their friends won't believe they saw one? I can see it if it is a custom one of a kind car but even an 'exotic' that is just off the shelf seems like an odd one to photograph unless you are somehow connected to the car. I guess it is part of the if it isn't posted online with a photo it didn't happen thinking.

  • quadricycle quadricycle Posts:

    @zimtheinvader: I think that it is just general excitement, and taking a photo is a natural reaction. @Donna DeRosa: That's awesome that you talk to and show people the car when you have time. Its sometimes surprising how well car enthusiasm conquers soci

  • noburgers noburgers Posts:

    enthusiasm manifested in many ways. glad you like to share time with those of the same mindset. and yes, those are big brakes!

  • duck87 duck87 Posts:

    Those are indeed some large graphite pizzas- MB knows how to do presentation.

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