• And the fastest laptime around Laguna Seca Raceway in the 2013 MotorTrend Best Driver's car competition goes to... the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series

      The SLS Black Series proves it does what it was built to do, kick ass on the racetrack. The MotorTrend competition did not exactly have competitors on the level of the SLS Black Series (Viper TA not used?) and the SLS AMG Black Series finished over a second ahead of the second place car which was the SRT Viper. The Nissan GT-R with the Track Pack option finished in third place behind the Viper. This was an easy field for the SLS to clean up which it should considering the price disparity between it and the others.

      The full results are below. For impressions of the SLS Black Series in the competition, check out yesterday's article.


      1. Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series - 1:35.03
      2. SRT Viper - 1:36.43
      3. Nissan GT-R Track Pack - 1:36.63
      4. Audi R8 V10 Plus - 1:38.70
      5. Porsche 911 Carrera 4S - 1:39.19
      6. BMW M6 - 1:40.52
      7. Aston Martin Vanquish - 1:40.71
      8. Jaguar F-Type V8 S - 1:40.81
      9. Porsche Cayman S - 1:41.26
      10. Mercedes-Benz E63 S AMG Wagon - 1:42.39
      11. Bentley CGT Speed - 1:46.60
      12. Ford Focus ST - 1:49.30
      This article was originally published in forum thread: And the fastest laptime around Laguna Seca Raceway in the 2013 MotorTrend Best Driver's car competition goes to... the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 8 Comments
      1. Linracing's Avatar
        Linracing -
        So the Aventador nor the MP4-10 didn't make the list? or Where they not tested?
      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        Surprised they didn't throw a Prius in there to level the playing field.
      1. BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
        BlackJetE90OC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Linracing Click here to enlarge
        So the Aventador nor the MP4-10 didn't make the list? or Where they not tested?
        Aventador was in last years test. That pic above is from 2012 competition.
      1. Jacob502's Avatar
        Jacob502 -
        They put it against these weaklings? Ofcourse its going to be in first place. I would be surprised if it wasnt!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BlackJetE90OC Click here to enlarge
        Aventador was in last years test. That pic above is from 2012 competition.
        Crap good call on the pic. Let me fix that.
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        Sticky -
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      1. onisyndicate's Avatar
        onisyndicate -
        The viewers back lash on motor trend has been felt about them not comparing the SLS AMG Black to the Viper TA. But they just simply ignore it and move on it's not even brought up.

        So when I see a Viper TA on the actual brochure I'll then begin to wonder. The Issue I see is that we will never truly Get a SLS AMG Black to a Viper TA until a long ways down the road.

        But on another note this thing looks pretty sweet and 2800lbs with 680 bhp 640 ft lbs!

        http://www.drivesrt.com/racing/viper-gt3r/
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by onisyndicate Click here to enlarge
        The viewers back lash on motor trend has been felt about them not comparing the SLS AMG Black to the Viper TA. But they just simply ignore it and move on it's not even brought up.

        So when I see a Viper TA on the actual brochure I'll then begin to wonder. The Issue I see is that we will never truly Get a SLS AMG Black to a Viper TA until a long ways down the road.

        But on another note this thing looks pretty sweet and 2800lbs with 680 bhp 640 ft lbs!

        http://www.drivesrt.com/racing/viper-gt3r/
        Awesome but they need a street version. I suppose the new ACR will be that.

        They honestly tore the Viper apart.