Mercedes ML races a gas balloon
TG embarks on the world’s most graceful car chase
Posted: 15 Dec 2011
Sometime later that day, we find The Road, resembling something that as a kid you wanted to make into a Scalextric layout but never had anything like enough sections of track for. This part of Nebraska is all rolling green hills and isolated farms, and, with dusk approaching, looks a bit like the Scottish Highlands but bigger, lonelier and - as the scale of it all hits home - scarier.
Don't ever let anyone tell you that driving in America is boring. The M-Class gets pitched into one long, high-speed corner after another, gears selected manually via the paddles. It's doing an impressive job right at the speed limit, and the absurdity of this road has me giggling dementedly.