We’re on the Streets of Willow racetrack, a nasty ribbon of asphalt on the outskirts of Rosamond, CA behind the wheel of the new 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Coupe. Willow is a narrow road track with slight elevation changes and hardly an inch of run off, so if we make one wrong move, it’s into the scrub brush with a $200, 000 car that isn’t ours. We are trying to avoid that.
Mercedes-Benz has upped their game from the outgoing 2012 SLS AMG — the car is a modern reinterpretation of the famed 300SL Gullwing coupe of the 1950s — by adding 20 extra ponies for a more powerful 6.3-liter, 583 hp dry-sump V8 engine. (Each engine is signed by the AMG technician solely responsible for assembling it.) They’ve recalibrated the DCT seven-speed transmission for quicker shifts, and modified the adaptive suspension to aid in aggressive driving at the track … and, let’s be honest, on the street. The SLS AMG GT accelerates from 0-60 in a sprightly 3.7 seconds, with an electronically limited top speed of 197 mph. It’s as fast as it looks.
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THe WRX & Mits EVO are fast and AWD, but they are not pure sports cars.
Go and test drive and see what you like.
Do you like speed? accelleration? whiping through the twisties?
I guess I would pick a different car for most situations.
You want to drag race - anything with a big/built motor should do.
You drive in winter/snow? WRX or EVO.
You like to whip around tight corners and 2 lane country roads? Toyota MR2 SPyder - this car is very light weight and nimble, with only 140hp, but with the light weight, you do not need much. TH elight weight is a huge factor for taking corners, not much better out ther than the MR2 SPyder.
Like more speed and decent cornering?
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