Certainly one of the biggest stars of last November’s Los Angeles Auto Show was the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series. Long rumored to be in development and probably longer desired, this extra-strength neo-Gullwing incorporates all of the usual upgrades found on AMG’s Black Series models: Flared fenders, retuned suspension, bigger brakes, more power and less weight, to name just a few. And while we still aren’t smitten with the SLS coupe’s looks, we do like how all of the Black’s bits are functional and, on paper anyway, turn it into a much more capable and focused driving tool.
But is it a more capable and focused driving tool in practice too? Well, our favorite British car journo without a TV gig Chris Harris tried this new mega Merc at its press launch, which took place at the Circuit Paul Ricard in France, and he seems to feel that’s the case. Then again, maybe that’s just us misinterpreting his mirthful giggling and copious use of complimentary and positive words. You should probably watch the video and decide for yourself.