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Video: Chris Harris laps the Nurburgring in a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Renowned motoring journalist and race car driver Chris Harris has recently posted up a video of himself doing a flying lap of the Nurburgring in a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG ‘Gullwing’ supercar.

For those who are unaware, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing was made to pay homage to the original Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing and features a naturally aspirated 6.2-litre V8 engine producing 420kW and 650Nm.

Since the SLS AMG Gullwing is actually quite light in weight for this segment of car, tipping the scales at 1620kg, it’s able to smash the 0-100km/h sprint in under 4.0 seconds and go on to a top speed of 317km/h.

Click play on the video below for a demonstration of how the SLS goes. You also get a nice preview of what the awesomely crisp V8 engines sounds like.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.