Jay Leno Takes the Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster for a Spin

The famous host of "The Tonight Show" on NBC, Jay Leno, is a passionate collector and owns more than 200 vehicles, among them 40 Mercedes-Benz models, valuable classics, current sports cars and classic motorcycles. As part of his European tour, Leno has recently paid a visit to AMG in Stuttgart.

Jay Leno was greeted by Ola Kallenius on his arrival at Stuttgart airport. After a brief familiarization with the SLS AMG Roadster, he had the opportunity to drive it on the motorway and on country roads.

"A great car that gives you a fantastic feeling. This will be a real winner back home in California,"
Jay Leno commented. During subsequent test drives on the Daimler AG test track in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim, the American TV host was able to enjoy the Roadster.

"The SLS AMG Roadster delivers top performance. Whether the engine, transmission, handling or brakes – you feel that the engineers at AMG are serious!” Leno said.

“When I was 18 or 19 years old I worked for Mercedes-Benz in America. I knew about the test track in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim from films in which Mercedes sedans like the 220 SE or the 300 SEL 6.3 were driven through the banked curve. I have always wanted to see this for real. It took me over 40 years to do it, but now I'm here! It's fantastic to drive the latest AMG models here on the test track today," he added.

The SLS AMG Roadster will celebrate its world premiere at the Frankfurt Auto Show on September 13, 2011.

After the test drives in the SLS AMG Roadster and SLS AMG E-CELL, Jay Leno said that one or two AMG models might soon be added to his collection. A video of his ride with the SLS AMG Roadster can be watched below:

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