Top Gear Speed Week: the super saloons
Nissan GT-R Track Pack, Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series and BMW M5 kill tyres with POWEEEEER
Posted: 29 Aug 2012
Which would I take home? If I have to choose, then... all of them? The GT-R for its fearsome traction and off-the-line launchability. The BMW for lazily transporting five people and their luggage, sideways. And the C63 for... well, just look at it. Actually, don't look at it right now. Right now, it's a bit alight.
A man arrives with a fire extinguisher and a stern expression. There are sharp intakes of breath and clickings of teeth and... it turns out I haven't broken the C63: no more than a small crack in the front clip and a lot of mud in places that should not get muddy. The fire, it transpires, was just a bit of grass wedged in the C63's radiator. My 40mph off in a £103,000 car has caused approximately £2.50 of damage. Bless you, oh patron saint of flailing oversteer.