Mercedes SLS Doing Crazy Donuts in… Bulgaria?

Mercedes SLS Doing Crazy Donuts in… Bulgaria? 1 photo
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Three years ago, Jeremy Clarkson, who still worked for Top Gear at the time, narrated a piece for a video game saying the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is the world's best supercar. He suggested it was more powerful than a Ferrari, louder than a Lamborghini and more fun to drive than a Porsche 911 Turbo.
Of course, that's a bunch of nonsense. Especially now, in 2015, when we have the much cheaper yet faster AMG GT, the SLS is a dinosaur. But it has not been forgotten. Every month, somebody tells us how special those gullwing doors are or how perfect the 6.2-liter N/A engine is.

From a design standpoint, it's got the engine in the front, a gigantic hood taking up most of the body and a driving sitting right over the rear axle. This should make doing donuts a bit like riding a roller coaster since you're going to get spun around a lot.

The engine is connected to a twin-clutch gearbox that sits at the back for better weight distribution. You can still hold on to a particular gear by using the manual mode, but it seems doing a burnout in the SLS AMG is harder than you would think.

We don't want to upset any Bulgarians or anything like that, but we never expected a video like this to come from an Eastern European country. Maybe Russia, but never Bulgaria.

According to Wikipedia, Bulgaria is a huge exporter of roses. 85% of all the rose oil on the planet comes from their flowers. And how about this for a fact to share with your Facebook buddies: Bulgarian ministers had an addiction to the online game FarmVille. One municipal councilor was even dismissed for playing too much during a budget debate.

Fact is stranger than fiction, so we leave you with something you can sink into: power+tires=smoke and fun.

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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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