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 |  Jun 24 2014, 9:31 AM

2. Doing it again isn’t repetitive at all

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This is my second time taking the Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy Mastering Performance class.

So when is the same course not the same course? When the cars used are different.

Think of it as going back to school, taking all the same courses, but using a fancy new tablet rather than a pen and paper. A refresher is always handy. Chances are, if you haven’t been practicing what you learned, you’ve forgotten much of it. And even if you do remember, learning doesn’t get much better than this.

Having been three years since I first took the class much of the Mercedes lineup has changed, with new models being introduced or just new versions of familiar models. This time around I’m getting the chance to flog some cars I’ve never driven (or at least never driven on a track before) like the C63, CLA45 AMG and even the new S-Class. Oh, and there’s also the SLS AMG GT!

Even if I had driven it before, it’s not the sort of machine that gets old.

  • Jeff T

    Great track. Hope you made it over to their sweet carting track. Can’t believe you get paid to do this, Jealous! I can only afford to hit mosport twice a year.

  • ColumWood

    It’s a good job for sure. It’s nice to not have to pay. It’s even nicer to not have to pay for tires and brakes at the end of the day. And no, I’ve still never been to the carting track… or the new DDT.

  • Finch

    Damn that looks like fun. Do they really let you drive an SLS?