Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gets Sideways in New Promo Video

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Some people just have all the perks on the job. Instead of working hard and playing hard, they’re playing hard while just working. Ed Redfern is Mercedes-Benz‘s senior test driver and decided to take the new flagship SLS AMG out to the circle track at Mercedes-Benz World for a little fun. Armed with a wet, slick track and the SLS AMG’s incredible performance, Redfern shows that the SLS is fully capable of swinging sideways and holding a drift.

Now this video isn’t the same high-speed crazy drifting action we’re used to seeing at say a Formula Drift event, but it’s still pretty entertaining to watch even though it’s short. There’s even a little bit of comedy at the very end that’s just ever-so-slightly embarrassing for Ed.

How long until someone with tons of money takes an SLS AMG out to Formula Drift? Could you imagine a drifting series where only luxury supercars are allowed to compete? Maybe some day…

[Source: German Car Scene]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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