• Nov 30, 2010
2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG – Click above to watch the video after the jump

To some, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is a demure looking beast, but don't let the classy lines fool you. Beneath that long, elegant nose is a 6.2-liter, 563 horsepower AMG V8 that propels the top Benz to supercar status. But while the SLS can hold its own on the race track against some of the world's finest automobiles, it also has the punch to take on low-brow muscle cars at their own game.

While the folks at Car and Driver no doubt have the resources to hit the track, they instead opted to take the SLS AMG out for some donuts. We're not talking polite, single turn donuts, either. This is the kind of donut that leads to a fast trip to the tire store for some very expensive Continental ContiSportContact rubber. And just for kicks (and visual flair), the C/D gang has left its gullwing doors ajar for maximum tire smoke inhalation. Hit the jump to watch the tire-shredding action for yourself.

[Source: Car and Driver via YouTube]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks like a dragon with the flapping wings and the smoke. :O
        • 4 Years Ago
        To me it looks like a bird trying to flap its wings and get off the ground but one of the wings is broken.
      • 4 Years Ago
      What's that ticking sound at the end of the video as he drives away? Too slow to be a rod bearing but still a disturbing noise!
        • 4 Years Ago
        ^was just wondering that.....does not sound good!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Same here ... it sounds like something hitting the fan or a cracked cylinder. Anycase Not good.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This display is kind of like playing beer pong with a fine wine.

      It seems so immature and wasteful............however it's too compelling not to watch.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "like a cholo" :P
        • 4 Years Ago
        I heard a ticking at the end of the video.
      • 4 Years Ago
      C&D you are not TG.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Surprised they didn't start to ghost ride "da whip"
        • 4 Years Ago
        At least he's wearing a helmet.

        Jeez CD stooplower hah
      • 4 Years Ago
      Slalom!
      • 4 Years Ago
      the exhaust sounds amazing
      • 4 Years Ago
      Don't hate we would all love to do it!

      Cislam71 - Exactly
      • 4 Years Ago
      I like Clarkson's assessment of this car the best:

      "it's a Dodge Viper built by someone who knows how to make cars."
      • 4 Years Ago
      Dumb but it sure looks like fun.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wait till Mercedes PR gets to view this and see how their car was abused. They ( Car and Driver) might have to do some serious begging to get their hands on another one considering it sounds like they broke something after. It was interesting to watch though
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