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Mika Hakkinen: Mercedes Will Not Likely Come On Top

According to BBC, two-time Formula 1 Champion Mika Hakkinen stated that Mercedes-Benz will unlikely come on top this season. He said that the speed of their car is not enough to catapult them to the peak of the rankings. The 1998 and 1999 champ added that McLaren seems to be in its great form this year so they will definitely get the top position. David Coulthard does not share his former teammate’s view though. He thinks that the Mercedes-Benz has a great engine plus a lot of talented people. So, if the team will get to perfect their car’s aero package, Lewis Hamilton will have a great chance of winning… Continue Reading »

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The SLS AMG Roadster made it to the Guinness World Record

What happens if David Coulthard, an F1 legend, rides the 571hp SLS AMG Roadster? Well, it surely is record-breaking. Mercedes-Benz UK organized an event to get a Guinness World Record of the ‘farthest golf shot to be caught in a moving car”, and they succeeded. When professional golf player Jake Shepherd made the ball fly at 178mph, it was caught by the Mercedes car rolling at 120mph. Everyone was elated and Guinness, upon seeing the video of what happened, immediately confirmed that it was indeed a feat. Here’s the full press release: The absolute skill of Formula 1™ legend and DTM driver David Coulthard, behind the wheel of the awesome… Continue Reading »

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Golf Ball Caught on Moving SLS AMG, Mercedes-Benz Claims World Record

Here’s one Guinness world record you might not have heard about: the farthest golf ball shot caught by a man in a moving car. The feat was accomplished on an SLS AMG driven by David Coulthard, the former F1 competitor who is now driving for Mercedes-Benz’s Mucke Motorsport team in the 2012 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters championship. Pro golfer Jake Shepherd shot the golf ball through the air, clocked at a peak of 178 mph. Shepherd was 900 feet away from the SLS AMG, and the record was achieved within a mere 2 attempts. “This world record attempt is definitely one of the most unusual things I’ve ever been asked to… Continue Reading »

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Video: 2012 Version of the DTM Race Car

Mercedes-Benz, as well as Audi and BMW are using new cars to the DTM this year. The three star brand is using a brand-new silver arrow that is so stunning, you would know that it is a Mercedes even from a distance of a mile. The new DTM car is an AMG Mercedes C-Class Coupe with improved tires and better looks. More than those new stuff, the extra safety it provides in all sides of the vehicle is the best improvement there is in this race car. In the video, you will see David Coulthard with the Mercedes AMG C-Class Coupe that’s going to be used in the DTM race.

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24-Year Old Student Won an SLS AMG

Marco Calvo, a 24-year old student from Spain won at the Mercedes-Benz GT5 Driving Challenge. A contest where the world’s top 15 GT5 drivers joined and raced on a real track. The participants underwent an orientation about the characteristics and performance of the SLS AMG at the Austrian Red Bull Ring first. This introduction/orientation was facilitated by DTM driver David Coulthard and Bernd Schneider. After a number of tests and hands-on practice, the 15 participants raced behind the wheels of SLS AMG to determine the winner. Calvo, emerged as the winner, and as a prize, he gets a key to an all new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.

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World’s Fastest 3D Road Car Movie Trailer and The Making

Are you fond of watching 3D films? But, perhaps a better question is, have you ever watched a 3D film, or much less know what it is? Simply put, it’s a film that requires you to wear 3D glasses in order to have a live experience. It’s like having the characters, objects and background come alive right before your eyes—that’s what a 3D movie is. And Mercedes-Benz set out on the Isle of Man to create the fastest-ever road car movie in 3D. What we have for you here is both the 2D version of the movie, plus behind-the-scenes footage of the stars and the crew making it. What you’re… Continue Reading »

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Fifth Gear and David Coulthard play with the SLS AMG on the Isle of Man

How fast would you drive an SLS AMG? 120 miles per hour? Well, it’s not enough to beat David Coulthard’s run on the Isle of Man on his very own (spare) SLS. He was invited by Mercedes-Benz to drive the SLS while shooting a scene for a certain 3D film. What film that is doesn’t really matter right now. What does matter is we’ve got video of an interview with DC on the Isle of Man, as well as a challenge run by Fifth Gear main man Tiff Needell to meet, if not surpass, DC’s 160 miles per hour maximum speed estimate. Why is this exciting for Needell? Well, it’s… Continue Reading »

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