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Mercedes’ SLS AMG GT3, Up Close And Personal

Posted in AMG, Mercedes Benz, Racing Coverage, Videos by Kurt Ernst | March 28th, 2011 | 2 Responses |

I didn’t shoot any images of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 at this year’s Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, but the cars were hard to miss. Unlike most Mercedes cars that fly underneath the radar (including the remarkably subdued stock SLS AMG), the GT3 version was in-your-face and absolutely impossible to miss. I saw the silver one on the road, so I assume Mercedes was giving rides to interested customers and VIPs; I seriously doubt they were letting the general public pilot the $500,000, 600+ horsepower race car on local roads. Watch Mercedes-Benz Assistant Product Manager William Vetter take you through the endurance racer in the video below.

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  1. crispy says:

    I’m very very impressed with Mr. (nickname HAS to be “Eddie”) Vetter’s overuse of really really annoying double adverbs. His over over emphasis of his lexicon leads the listener to count how many times he really really overstates things (10). I’m not an engineer, but if the car is “literally glued to the ground”, how fast can it be around the track? That’s just me. Note to Mercedes: maybe a a second take? Might be a really really good idea.

    • Kurt Ernst says:

      Crispy, I’d be willing to forgive him if he tossed me the keys for a day at Homestead Miami Speedway, or at Palm Beach International Raceway…