What is This? - 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster Long-Term Road Test
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2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster Long-Term Road Test

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2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster: What is This?

February 27, 2013

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

Can you identify this part of our 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster? Is it worn, fragile, or ready to shatter?

Click through to see if it's ready to "brake."

The first photo shows what the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster's exotic, $12,500 carbon-ceramic brake rotors look like up close.

Yes, that's what they're supposed to look like and no, they aren't about to crumble to pieces. The bronze-painted calipers are included. Ed Hellwig says they feel just fine, but having just tested a nearly identical car, but with the standard cast-iron rotors, I'm going on record to say that our long-term SLS's brakes are a bit touchier. What we call brake "jump-in" is a bit steeper on our car.

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

Chris Walton, Chief Road Test Editor @ 16,434 miles

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