David Coulthard Takes SLS AMG GT Around Nrburgring

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

F1 driver David Coulthard has become quite the spokesperson for the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG model, recently catching a 178-mph golf ball in an SLS AMG Roadster model. Now Coulthard has taken the new SLS AMG GT out onto the Nürburgring GP track to see how it performs.

The German automaker’s flagship model was updated with a new GT variant featuring 583 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque out of its 6.3-liter V8 powerplant. Changes to the suspension and the increased performance allows the SLS AMG GT to deliver faster lap times, and that’s what Coulthard was out to prove.

Coulthard provides some very interesting and insightful commentary on the SLS AMG GT throughout the video, but unfortunately it takes second place to just how awesome the SLS AMG GT sounds.

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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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  • Winnie Coley Winnie Coley on Sep 14, 2012

    Turbo engine that the automaker is claiming to be a high-performance unit with hallmark 6-cylinder genes.