A new flagship Black Series is on the way from AMG; it'll be going some to surpass the last one, though...
A good car deserves a good road, doesn't it? And an even better car, naturally, deserves an even better stretch of tarmac. So with access to an SLS Black, more than a pootle along the high street and a cruise down the motorway is needed to do it justice. After all, this was one of the last cars with that ferocious 6.2-litre V8, the fastest SLS ever produced, probably the best Black Series AMG made, and incredibly rare, too - less than 20 right-hand drive cars were made.
Hence kicking off a new video series with the sensational SLS, which we're going to call Rise & Drive. Pretty self explanatory, but the plan is essentially to revisit some iconic cars on some brilliant bits of road, film them early in the morning and share for all and sundry to - hopefully - enjoy. Simple, right?
We have a couple more planned, with Dan Prosser on presenting duties, and this should give you an idea of what's to come over the next few weeks. If there are car and road combos you'd like to see, then let us know - enjoy the vid!
Photo: Dafydd Wood
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More of these Rise & Drive video’s please, just what the doctor ordered!
And if there’s room for an additional series a similar one that goes in depth on iconic race cars would be mega.
Danwise25 May 2019
Really enjoyed watching this! Great idea, looking forward to the next one for sure.
Kasperoff25 May 2019
Loved that. Reminded me a little of the older Chris Harris on Cars videos before he went to Top Gear. Just well made and interesting segments on great cars with a nice, personal commentary.
Dan Prosser doing a great job there.
Gandahar25 May 2019
Still a really ugly car.
Compare that to a current GT C .....
I'm surprised Mercedes are still doing the SL when the GT convertibles are so much better.
PHMatt25 May 2019
Surprised he refers to it as a front engine car when the engine, as he points out himself, is nearly a foot behind the front axle.
When will people realise that a mid engine car doesn't have to be behind the driver? In fact, I'd suspect for a road car, having it in front of the driver with the box and diff behind gives it a much better balance. May be not the absolute fastest configuration, but less likely to spin.