Video: Mercedes-Benz AMG cracks a funny with Xmas wishes

December 15, 2012

Who said the Germans don’t have a sense of humour? Mercedes-Benz’s performance folk at AMG have just released a rather funny video as a way of sending out Christmas wishes.

We won’t ruin it on you, however, we will tell you the video involves a new SLS AMG GT3 race car and a race track. It also involves revving the SLS very high and getting it very hot.

The SLS GT3 is based on the SLS AMG road car, only it features a completely stripped out interior, vast aerodynamic revisions to aid high-speed racing, and a hand-built 6.3-litre naturally aspirated AMG V8.

We’re sure there will be quite a few more Christmas videos sent out over the next week, so we’ll keep you updated with the interesting and funny ones.

Click play below to see why the AMG engineers get so excited about getting the engine hot.

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 His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.