Last night renowned magician, Dynamo, stunned Formula One™ legend David Coulthard by completing a blindfolded, fire-laden run in a Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG… impressive in itself, but it proved to be a prelude to a much bigger mindreading feat.
The specially created circuit was first driven by David Coulthard, who set the lap pace of 38.57 seconds. Dynamo then attempted to beat the time whilst blindfolded, with parts of the track set on fire, and with David in the passenger seat.
Getting around the track unscathed was impressive enough to David, but the real awe came when Dynamo revealed the true outcome in the never-seen-before challenge – Dynamo had correctly predicted and spelt out David’s guess of his lap time, 1:25, in flames, across the track.
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Last week we spotted the SL63 AMG undergoing some Nurburg ring time in Germany, the car was lapping with the standard SL so was easily missed.
Although still covered in camouflage, these pictures prove that Mercedes-Benz have officially begun final testing of the next-generation SL63 AMG, which will be on the market in 2012 or 2013.
Underhood we expect to see Mercedes new 5.5L twin-turbo V8, generating around 570 horsepower. Distributing the power to the rear wheels will be the Speedshift MCT seven-speed transmission from AMG.
Look closely and you’ll see large air ducting and a more sugestive fascia leering out from behind the camouflage. Performance brakes with cross-drilled floating rotors are clearly visible, although Mercedes has hidden the SL AMG’s exhaust outlets to look like those found on the normal SL.
Expect a teaser at the Frankfurt Motorshow in 2010 before the likely full release in 2011.