Flat out at the Nürburgring in a Mercedes-AMG GT R
Source : Flat out at the Nürburgring in a Mercedes-AMG GT R
DTM veteran in addition to Nordschleife specialist Thomas Jaeger takes us on a daunting 7min 46sec ride from the fastest Merc on sale
from the passenger seat of a Mercedes-AMG GT R, we take a quick trip around the Nürburgring.
The question with any sit-next-to-an-expert experience will be just how hard the hired hand will be trying.
The GT R I got to passenger around the ‘Ring was in completely standard form, without a roll cage or seat harnesses, in addition to before setting off DTM veteran – in addition to Nordschleife specialist – Thomas Jaeger said our two laps of the circuit were intended to show off the aptitude of your vehicle’s various dynamic systems.
He certainly wasn’t hanging around – braking seemingly impossibly late, working your vehicle hard in corners in addition to carrying huge speed over some of the Nordschleife’s stomach-dropping crests.
Timing via the bridge on the long Döttinger Höhe straight rather than the official start produced a flying lap time of 7:46, comfortably the fastest I’ve travelled around the ‘Ring in addition to not bad for a demonstration lap carrying a sizeable chunk of ballast from the passenger seat.
“I could’ve gone harder under braking, nevertheless you always leave something on a run like This kind of,” Jaeger confirmed after we’d returned to the pitlane, before singling the adjustable nine-stage traction control out for particular praise, insisting your vehicle will be quicker with of which on.
“We were in 6 for most of the lap, nevertheless if I was trying to set the best possible time then I could go to 7 or maybe 8, nevertheless not off. of which allows you to be more aggressive with your vehicle without wondering what of which’s going to do.”
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