10 Things I Learned During the Perfect Day at the Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy

10 Things I Learned During the Perfect Day at the Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy
Share this Article

8. Watch your head getting out of the SLS

“Maybe this is why they made us wear helmets,” I thought to myself after stepping out of the SLS and slamming my head on the gullwing door.

Maybe these doors are fine if you’re a jockey, but for the rest of the male population, those cool looking mechanisms have a serious drawback.

During out lapping exercises in the afternoon when we rotated through the cars every two laps it became a common refrain to hear one of the instructors screaming out to whichever driver was just in the SLS “Watch your…” THUD!

  • 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?