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Driving impressions from the MAMA Spring Rally
Track testing a car is one of the true joys of the job, but winding out 10 cars in one morning makes for a special day indeed.
And that’s just what we had the chance to do this week at one of America’s premiere regional events for auto journalists. Each year the Midwest Automotive Media Association holds its Spring Rally at one of the most impressive tracks in the country: Road America.
With over 90 different cars available to test, at least two dozen were available to be evaluated on the impressive and intimidating 4.048 mile track. Here are a few initial impressions from 10 different cars we were able to test, ranging from a Mazda3 to a Mercedes E63 AMG.
Many months after the debut of the E63 AMG, Mercedes has released a new promo video of the super sedan and it’s not the sort of scenic driving B-roll we expected. Instead, the whole video is shot on a race track, in the wet and those rear tires almost never have any traction. Any why not, with a rear-drive setup and a massive 6.2-liter V8 engine that makes an incredible 518-hp and 465 ft-lbs of torque?
We’re big fans of the E63 – and of the whole segment in general.
See the video after the jump of hit the link below to see our review of the E63