Even though it's already been revealed in full detail, right down to the body-in-white and all of its high-tech details, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL Class still merits some attention as it makes its in-the-metal debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show.

Sure, it has some quirky styling in places, but on the whole, it's a striking roadster with an incredible interior. These photos show the SL as it looks in real life--or as close as most will get for a few months yet. We think the proportions, if not all of the details, work very well for the new SL.

The full unveiling is still to come, and you can follow along live at Mercedes' Facebook page.