DC breaks golfing record. In an SLS
We catch up with David Coulthard for a chat as he attempts a shot at a world first…
Posted: 09 Nov 2012
Well, yes, actually. And there's something about the stunt's accuracy that sits well with the affable DC's analytical mindset. A stunt we need to ignore for the moment should the aforementioned apnea strike as thunderously as the Merc's engine note. Did we mention we don't like golf? Once he'd calmed the Big Bad Merc down - having fallen in love with the SLS "from the moment I saw it at the AMG factory" - we asked David about his other AMG company car. The AMG C-Class Coupe he'll be racing in DTM this weekend.
"I enjoy the challenge of driving the DTM car, but it's very, very different to a single seater", he casually notes. Still, at least the racing is interesting now the Big Three have to fit standardised parts as per 2012 regulations, right? DC stares at me. "There is no such thing as an ‘exact' part in mass production.
"With the best will in the world, part machining is to a tolerance: carbon fibre lay ups are hand made, injected with glue, put in the oven and then you cross your fingers and hope it comes out the same."