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’d love to tell you that what we did next was open up the taps and belt north at 150mph, flicking Vs at the gendarmes, but what actually happened was Justin attempting to settle down for a nap in a fixed-back seat after introducing me to the retro joys of Nostalgie FM, and me, having gassed it a few times, flicking the cruise control on. Hours pass. Grandmaster Flash fades into Bros fades into T’Pau. Some stopping for fuel occurs (we’re averaging 17.9mpg, fact fans), but ears are undamaged and the Black is rock solid on the road. The ride’s not at all bad, either. Honestly. Well, apart from the way it slams against expansion joints as if they stand proud of the surface, but, otherwise, surprisingly acceptable.