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Mercedes SLS Track Days Are Hardcore Heavy Metal Ballets

The civilian-spec Mercedes SLS AMG is really more of a touring car than a track-tearing demon. Until you uncork the exhaust and put a diving board spoiler on the back and turn it into a GT3 machine. You’re going to want to turn those headphones up.

A lot of car videos are thick with dubstep soundtracks or some idiot blathering over the sound of the engines. Not here. Just a few soothing minutes of sweet, sweet AMG engines running full noise like a pack of angry animals.


I’ll level with you, the driving isn’t exactly elite compared to some other clips you might have seen of cars like this on track. I believe that’s because you’re seeing relative amateurs take the wheel at an AMG driving academy.


Check out a little more of what that’s like and some even hotter laps right here:

Both these clips got me hot and bothered for Mercedes’ gullwing revival all over again.

Hat tip to Antony!

Jalopnik Staffer from 2013 to 2020, now Editor-In-Chief at Car Bibles

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Corinthian Leatherface

Any thoughts given to the idea that V6 era Formula 1 cars, just maybe, didn’t sound TOO wimpy were ruined by laps turned under the Safety Car. Hearing that badass V8 over the world feed cameras made the race cars sound absolutely effeminate.