Archive for the ‘Mercedes-Benz’ Category

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 prepares for endurance season

The racing version of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG kicked off its first full season of competition at the Nürburgring last weekend. The SLS AMG GT3 finished third and fourth in the opening round of the 2011 VLN series. Before any car can race, though, it needs to meet strict safety regulations. Prior to the VLN […]

Manufacturers reported to have left industry test pool

Unconfirmed reports suggest that at least two manufacturers and one tyre company have opted out of the industry pool that use the Nürburgring as a test facility. If true, this would be the first tangible sign that concerns over the controversial plans by the Nürburgring’s private managers to increase costs have come to fruition. In […]

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 ready for competition debut

One of the most spectacular looking road-to-racecar transformations will take place around the Nordschleife this weekend when Mercedes debuts its SLS AMG GT3 in a VLN endurance event. Five-time DTM winner Bernd Schneider and Thomas Jäger will be at the wheel. Both men have been testing the car for several months and will be mixing […]

Jay Leno discovers Los Angeles Nürburgring

Jay Leno reckons he has discovered Los Angeles’ own Nürburgring Nordschleife. Click on the map above to see the route in full, courtesy of Google Maps. The circuit forms part of a recent short film, The fast and the famous, featuring Leno and the Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS Gullwing. In the film Leno claims every city […]

Bernd Schneider laps Nordschleife in Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

We still haven’t been given a proper look at the outside of a finished SLS AMG ‘Gullwing’ yet, but we can get some idea as to how the next Mercedes-Benz sportscar performs. This lap filmed by Motor Trend at a special preview day shows German touring car ace Bernd Schneider putting the SLS through its […]

1993 DTM Nurburgring highlights

More great highlights of DTM at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, to go with the 1992 clip—this time with English commentary. Klaus Ludwig again features prominently, but he was no match for the V6 powered Alfa Romeo 155 driven by former F1 racer Nicola Larini. Another familiar name is that of Olof Manthey, who has been keeping […]