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: 09 May 2013
I spend my
downtime wriggling in a chair that only accepts bodies in one upright position.
This is not a car for a weekend away with your wife. The standard SLS
is, but this one is a road-trip-with-a mate car. And Justin and I are on a road trip, and at 3am or so, with me back in the driving seat, we cross into Germany.
Round white sign with black diagonal line. That’s the delimit post. Funny how that alone reaches the parts a can of energy drink cannot. Throb and growl give way to roar and bellow as the Black tears up the night. It’s so responsive, so joyful to be let loose. We see 290kph (180mph) in the dead of night, at which speed our main beams seem pitifully inadequate and I suddenly realise that my reaction times probably aren’t too hot.