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
Erm, quite. But exactly how does it feel to race what looks like a steroidal saloon hungry for tarmac? "They've got loads of torque - those great 4.0-litre V8 engines - which is fantastic to have. You have to be very careful with the brakes. You'd only brake about 50 bar, which would be a lot in comparison to a road car, but in comparison to F1 where you're braking at 120 bar, you have to downsize your expectations.
"And because of the mass of the car, the momentum carries you for a lot longer. So a grand prix car can have a moment like [snaps out an oversteer gesture] that, but a moment in a DTM car is like [holds his hands in an oversteer gesture] ‘I'm in a moment, I'm in a moment, it's still happening, it's still happening...'"