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

SamDude Mar 26, 2007

  1. SamDude

    SamDude Active Member

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    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.

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

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    They had 10/15 Maybachs just 'sitting' in the yard outside...
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    An SLR dumped on the corner:
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    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.

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    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:
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    The other video is of the track guide demonstrating a powerslide around the wet circle:
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    Oh, and we went to visit Concorde in the Museum next door!

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    Let's just wait until YouTube catches up and shows the vids...
     
  3. rasA4

    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist Team V6 Audi A4 saloon

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    nice place and pics would be nice if audi had something like this.
     
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  5. DIPS_A4

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

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

    Rich Rollin on boost mother hubbards

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    That looks great fun :D
     
  8. Beerzo

    Beerzo Masa'warty 3200... Talk To Me!

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    Sexyest Car ever made i think!

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  9. fallmonk

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    well jellous!
    looks a fantastic day
     
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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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