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Watch a Couple of SLS AMGs Punish Their Rear Tires

Unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is the first car that AMG has almost completely designed in-house, with little to no help from Mercedes-Benz.
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Drifting 1 photo
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Technically, the modern Gullwing is the spiritual successor to the 1950's Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (W194), also know as the original Gullwing.

Sporting a similar design layout and doors that open upwards, hence its nickname, the SLS AMG is also one of the most hoonable three-pointed star models in recent years.

A huge part of its appeals is the power, torque and especially sound of its M159 engine, a naturally-aspirated V8 which will sadly be replaced starting with 2014.

Until that time comes, feel free to take a short brake from your Internet activities, pump up the volume on your speakers and click play on the following video, where a pair of Mercedes-Benz SLS AMGs are battling to disintegrate their rear tires on an oversized skidpad at the Willow Springs Circuit, in California.

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About the author: Alex Oagana
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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the autoevolution.com project.
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