Video shows Motor Trend journalist driving on Nordschleife track at the Nurburgring circuit in Germany.

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing is the first vehicle to be an original AMG. It is not derived from a Mercedes-Benz model nor does AMG share a platform with its parent automaker on the SLS Gullwing, not yet at least. This cat is original.

And here we can have a look at a Motor Trend journalist taking the still well-disguised SLS Gullwing for a trip around the Nordschleife track at the Nurburgring circuit in Germany. The video's bird's-eye view of the cockpit certainly provides a good enough impression of how the Gullwing takes to what really ought to be its natural habitat.

Yes, the trip around the 21 km (13 miles) track takes a while in the video and the participants don't have much to say, although we cannot see the expressions on their faces. But the sounds of the roaring SLS Gullwing are plenty to fill the void.

With scenes like this you get an understanding of what the pitfalls are of owning such a supercar. Supercar-makers like AMG offer these powerful machines as road cars, but they are, in fact, too powerful for any owner to fully appreciate their performance on public roads. This is the way to experience the car - taking it onto a race track. And those owners have to pay extra for that privilege too.


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