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
It's a wide and well-surfaced road, absolutely no one else is around at this hour, and I'm ready to have a crack at the SLS. This is the moment I'm going to have to man up. Or, because Top Gear isn't a ‘men's magazine', person up. This is a car of the utmost engineering diligence. The SLS engine was already close to the internally combusted pinnacle, but for the Black Series it's been meticulously revised to allow it to spin to 8,000rpm, and make 622bhp. Overall weight is significantly cut, its bodywork widened over distended suspension and tyres, its brakes strengthened.