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

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster: Snow Donuts Video

March 22, 2013

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

Yabba dabba doo and all that. But this photo, taken somewhere between Rapid City, South Dakota and Mount Rushmore, only tells half the story. You see I had just gotten the SLS stuck in that thick white stuff trying to get this photo. It was embarrassing. And it was pure luck that the muscle of a local and burly John Pearley could push the big Benz free.

It was the only time over the 3,000-mile trip that the combination of the Pirelli winter tires and the Mercedes' state-of-the-art traction control system failed us.

Still, it's only half the story. The other half, the fun half, was captured on video. Check it out on the next page.

If you missed it, you can read about our road trip to South Dakota here and check out at huge photo gallery of our adventure here).

Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief


  • carchatter1 carchatter1 Posts:

    Snow donuts are for front wheel drive cars! I used to do snow donuts in a FWD Ford Escort when I was a kid growing up near Buffalo, NY. Combine that with occasional parking brake application and you can do beautiful ballet moves in a FWD. Rear wheel drive can do that in any old weather!

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