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Merc SLS is new 2010 F1 safety car

The silver F1 safety car this year will be the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.

The unique gullwing supercar sped to F1 fame recently when Michael Schumacher ''drove'' a red model on the ceiling of a tunnel in a new TV commercial.

German Bernd Maylander, 38, will again be the full time safety car driver in 2010, according to German newspaper Bild.
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I understand that Mercedes is really making financial commitments in every direction to the F1 circus. They use the lack of brand names in the new F1 circus in a very effective way to their advantage. The same goes with the "Schumacher" story, marketing wise a perfect example of how to do it.

Nevertheless, my personal opinion is that this "new version of the Batmobil" is more shiny than anything else. On the latest "SportAuto" test (you may remember that SportAuto is testing the cars abilities with german mathematical exactness) this car, including its weight and its "prewar" return of horsepower per cubic litre, was a "non-event" to say the least. Anyway to some, the pure design may be reason enough to get it.
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TopGear did a take on that with the MB McL side by side, and stated the SLS was NOT a good buy....had a lot of steering and 'other' issues.

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Like I said before Benz camaro.
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