Speed Week: victory parade
After much discussion, several heated debates and more than a few veiled threats, 11 have been whittled down to three. Meet the best of the best
Posted: 19 Aug 2013
The truth here is that the SLS feels like some barely tamed GT racer on the road, wide and intimidating and nervously rear-wheel drive. Excellent exercise for the adrenal gland. But, on the track, going fast, being pushed, it got... easier. It came together in a way that the others didn't, daring you deeper into corners with its infallible brakes, challenging you through them with its exceptional body control and micron-perfect steering. The engine bellowing away up front, the gearbox slamming each ratio like a punch to the guts. The SLS Black is a car that makes you start to believe you have talent. Which is the only lie it ever tells. It's literally awesome and earned its place with guts and conviction.
It's been a glorious few days, this. Some of the finest cars, on some of the best bits of tarmac ever laid. Days to remember. But, here at the end, it's wise to remember that, although every car here started out equal, with an equal chance of victory, when it came to judgement, it turned out three were slightly more equal than the others.