The Stig versus the Mercedes SLS Black
Our tame racing driver gets sideways in the very maddest Merc before a road trip to AMG headquarters…
Posted: 13 Dec 2013
I have a question. Who is Sunday Jonathan, the man who has seemingly scrawled his name across the engine on this Mercedes SLS Black?
There are probably more important questions that need to be answered, but this one’s bugging me. I diligently write the name in my notebook and temporarily switch my attention to the tyre-warmers. Does a road car really need them? There’s another question due some ponderisation.
But here they are on a bright yellow road car called the Black. A bright yellow road car with 622bhp, adjustable suspension, carbon-ceramic brakes, carbon torque tube, titanium exhaust and a racer’s attitude. A bright yellow car that, were the hydraulic lift removed, looks like it might have the sheer force of will to remain exactly where it is now, four feet off the ground.
Words: Ollie Marriage
Pictures: Justin Leighton
This article first appeared in the April issue of Top Gear magazine