Mercedes-Benz, as always, comes to the Goodwood Festival of Speed with a strong lineup of classic and modern cars. The highlight of their program, though, was the first proper UK outing for the new Mercedes SLS Black Series, which made its dynamic debut by tackling the 1.6 mile hill climb course in an exuberant manner.
The 630 horsepower supercar sported a unique sunbeam yellow paint work and scampered its way up the Goodwood hill in a way you don’t expect a big V8 GT car to do. The reason for that is all the tweakery implemented by AMG engineers on the Back Series, which turn the SLS from a beefed-up grand tourer for fat businessmen into a proper racing machine for the true enthusiasts.
It is lighter, more focused, and stiffer than the normal SLS, and it offers a completely different driving experience. Plus, the SLS Black looks completely mad.
Joining the SLS Black on the Goodwood hill this year are the 300 SLR ‘Uhlenhaut Coupé’ – of which there is only two in existence, and the A 45 AMG, with 360 hp, the most powerful hot hatch of its kind.
At the supercar paddock every new AMG product is on display, from the CLA 45 AMG to the new C 63 AMG 507 Edition as well as the SLS AMG Electric Drive, even the all-new Mercedes S-Class.