• Jul 6, 2009
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When Jeremy Clarkson has the keys to a 660 hp supercar, you know you're in for a heck of a ride. The affable BBC host took the reigns of twin-turbo V12-powered Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series, and we're pretty sure the Top Gear team needed to change its rather expensive tires at some time during the shoot.

The SL 65 AMG Black Series tore up the tarmac and even took on the company's own (much more expensive) McLaren SLR, but did Clarkson like it? Lets just say that he compared seat time in this super Benz to sitting on a pile of stones. It seems having 740 lb-ft of torque at your beckoning call isn't always a good thing, either. Oh, the horror. Hit the jump to watch for yourself.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Episode was good but I think its the weakest one so far this season..
      • 5 Years Ago
      Saw both the CLK and SL Black cars at the local MB dealer. Both looked very impressive. I'd still rather have a Dinan M6!
      • 5 Years Ago
      How horrible... I guess too big of an engine does spoil your fun eventually, at least on a track. Should win the hearts of many in the United States... can't argue with that motor, haha.

      You got a HEMI? Well...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Maybe Fifth Gear will clue into this, and give us the real comparo...

      SL63 Black vs. SL65 Black
        • 5 Years Ago
        An SL63 Black doesn't excist.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Was that a "jackalope" running across the runway??
      • 5 Years Ago
      Did anyone else notice that it has a slower lap time that the Z06?! I'll take the Z06 and the 200,000 pounds change, thanks!
      • 5 Years Ago
      She is still a beauty regardless of how it drives.

      I'd like to see what Brabus is going to do with this

      absolutely epic is what its going to be ....
      • 5 Years Ago
      I don't care.
      This car still looks like the right hand of God.
      If this thing is coming up from behind you, you are going to move.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Both cars are typical new Benz crap...ugly, pure tour de force...nothing elegant or special.

      Needless to say...Clarkson is a douche because in another video he loved it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Lets just say that he compared seat time in this super Benz to sitting on a pile of stones. http://www.discount-laptop-battery.co.uk/dell-8n544.htm It seems having 740 lb-ft of torque at your beckoning call isn't always a good thing, either
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think the SL Black is selling because of it's exclusivity. I mean theres like 350 of them and over 1,500 SLRs around....
      • 5 Years Ago
      "Scraaaaaaaaaape" hahaha
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