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

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster: To Mount Rushmore and Back

February 20, 2013

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

I've decided to drive our 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster from our Santa Monica, California office to Mount Rushmore in southwest South Dakota. And back of course.

I've been telling people I'm not sure why, but that's a lie. The truth is I just want to drive this 563-hp $243,000 convertible to the last place anyone would expect to see it. I think it's going to be fun.

Obviously, the SLS's ultra-sticky Continental summer tires aren't meant for such northern conditions so we replaced them with a set of Pirelli's Winter Sottozero Serie II in the SLS's stock size (265/35ZR19 front and 295/30ZR20 rear), which we got from www.tirerack.com,

We hit the road this morning and figure it'll take us five or six days to complete the trip depending on weather, route and road conditions. Follow along on Twitter at @RealScottOldham, and tune in here next week for the full report.

Wish us luck. And if you see us out in the wild, please say hello.

Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief

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