Speed Week: Deutsch Marques
Eins, zwei, drei... SLS AMG Black, M135i and RS6 head through the mountains to join the TG party in France
Posted: 16 Aug 2013
But it isn't the immense force of the engine's high-rev fury that's striking me, it's the way the car keys itself into the road. Even my first circumspect efforts see the rear tyres catapulting me away from the hairpins, and so, gradually, I squeeze the throttle earlier and earlier, and keep finding more. Eventually, the brilliantly calibrated Sport ESP setting gets the back of the car gliding sweetly outwards, needing an easy children's menu of steering correction to keep it all shipshape. All the while, it's wonderfully garrulous about what it's up to. And the steering's quickness, which so spooked me on the autobahn, is suddenly my friend. We climb through meadows, into trees and out again into mossy scrub, then rock fields and eventually snow. Meltwater occasionally sheets across corner apexes and exits, but still the SLS's huge tyres cling. This car sits among the absolute greats.