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    Mercedes Benz World - My date with an E63 AMG...

    I went along to Mercedes Benz World in Brooklands yesterday with my cousin. He's got a CLK and was given a Track Day gift for his birthday, so he invited me along (I had to pay though)...

    First we walked through the museum/showroom with over 100 old and current cars in the range.




    Some other photos including Mika Hakkinen's 1998 F1 McLaren:






    They had 10/15 Maybachs just 'sitting' in the yard outside...



    An SLR dumped on the corner:


    Then it was time for the Track session. This was the best bit - the track experience where you can pick a car and test it around the track - dry bits, wet bits, smooth bits, rough bits...

    We chose to boot an E63 AMG around and boy was it a joy to drive. You wouldn't think it was a near 2 tonne monster in your hands from its responsiveness and sheer speed and braking.





    Once we'd finished the session (100 for 60 minutes), we could feel the heat radiating off the brakes - we gave them a mightly workout...

    I've uploaded a couple of videos - the first is of me doing a lap around the circuit:


    The other video is of the track guide demonstrating a powerslide around the wet circle:


    Oh, and we went to visit Concorde in the Museum next door!

    Last edited by SamDude; 26th March 2007 at 22:31.

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    Let's just wait until YouTube catches up and shows the vids...

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    nice place and pics would be nice if audi had something like this.

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    YouTube isn't playing nice, so click here for -

    Me on the circuit at Mercedes Benz World in an E63 AMG
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wd3QTY2Rw

    and the guide demonstrating a powerslide on the wet track
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MV22bad6RQ

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    NICE CARS THAT PLACE LOOKS AMAZING I BET U HAD A GUD DAY OUT THEN

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    Sounds and looks like you had a great day! :D nice one!

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    That looks great fun :D

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    well jellous!
    looks a fantastic day
    I bought a convertable in the wettest country in the world who says Scotsmen dont have a sense of humour !

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    Just to clarify - the 'showroom' bit is free!

    It's only the Track Experience which you need to pay for. We paid £57 per person for a 30 minute session each (with 30 minutes in the back seat while your mate drives). We had two slots, so in total I paid £115 for an hours worth of driving and an hours worth of back seat observing...

    Entry to the Brooklands Museum next door is £7.50 and the Concorde tour £4ish on top.

 

 

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