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2012-07-13 11:16

TAKE A (HOT) SEAT.. For 12 weeks from July 14 2012, for a fee, you can drive this mercedes C63 AMG Black Coupe on the hallow'd tar of Brooklands... but only for an hour.

Les Stephenson

The devastatingly powerful Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupé Black Series will be unleashed on the circuits at Mercedes-Benz World in the UK on July 14 2012 “to take public driving experiences to another dimension”.

A car will be available for the public to drive at a discounted rate equivalent to R3375 a session (a saving of R1300) at the amazing Merc visitor attraction that is Mercedes-Benz World at what used to be the Brooklands racetrack near Weybridge in the English country of Surrey.


Sounds very sexy. This is what Mercedes says: “Visitors to the astonishing automotive attraction will shudder with seduction at the sight of this the most powerful C-Class to date, developed and engineered to deliver the ultimate adrenalin rush.

“The exclusive experience will be a powerful 12-week summer offer.”

Mercedes C63 action gallery.

Only 600 of the cars will be produced worldwide with 66 destined for the UK... and an amazing 30 for the much smaller South African market, a number that shows how severe the recession is hitting the rich down here at the bottom of Africa. Basic car: R1 425 000 a pop, or roughly R12 000 a month if you left the money in the bank at 10% interest.

“This is a rare chance to experience the dynamism and excitement that AMG has transferred from the racetrack to a road car,” Merc gushes on. “The full force of the AMG 6.3-litre V8 propels the track predator to 100km/h in just 4.2sec. With dramatic, track-honed aerodynamics, it looks every bit as menacing as it performs with the power to cast a Black Series shadow that will eclipse rival driving experiences at other venues."

The driving experience, Merc adds, indulges raw driving dynamics with roar-performance pleasure. “The hour-long experience consists of two parts. During the first 30 minutes drivers will develop their circuit-craft behind the wheel of an "ordinary" Mercedes AMG - while "remembering every straight and corner".


“With the circuit ingrained in their mind and a professional Mercedes-driving specialist in the passenger seat, the remaining 30 minutes will be spent in the C63 AMG Coupé Black Series taming the tumultuous aggressor from its racing-style bucket seat.”

What fun! Now you know what to do if you’re planning to be in Britain over the next few weeks to escape the wet chill of the South African winter.

Mercedes-Benz World is also a great day out for family and friends who can watch you making a tit of yourself on the track or, as Merc puts it, “viewing the track action, they too can share the excitement”.

The attraction has interactive exhibitions and displays featuring everything from iconic classic cars to Formula 1 racers.

Fancy it? You can make a booking through Mercedes-Benz World.


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