Tonight the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 comes to an end but we have plenty of stories to tell still. One of them is our run up the hill with the SLS AMG Black Series. Following David Coulthard’s video of his run with the SLS AMG Black Series it was our turn to take the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series up the hill.
Inspired by the racing version of the SLS AMG GT3, the Black Series is the most powerful and track oriented SLS variant money could buy. With 622hp and 635Nm of torque transferred to the rear wheels it is an absolute monster and perfect car for a run up the famous Goodwood Hill. The Goodwood Hillclimb is 1,86 kilometers long and runs through the garden of the Goodwood House in the Southern part of England. The location has been host to the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed since 1993 and is organized by Lord March.
Goodwood SLS AMG Black Series Hillclimb Onboard
Goodwood SLS AMG Black Series Hillclimb Rear View
We clocked the 1,86 kilometers long run up the hill in 55 seconds with the SLS AMG Black Series. In comparison the current record stands at 41.60 seconds set by Nick Heidfeld in 1999 in the McLaren MP4/13 F1 car. Sebastien Loeb clocked the fastest time this year at 44.60 seconds in his Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak car. Despite not setting a new record with the SLS AMG Black Series, it was a very eventful 55 seconds from the tiring squealing burn-out off the line and the little drifts through the first two corners, the sound of the V8 SLS Black is just phenomenal and among the very best. Setup for use on both road and track and certainly not shy of power the car blasted up the hill in no time.
Prior to the festivities on Thursday Mercedes-Benz dressed the SLS AMG Black Series up Tron-style. For more photos check out the Goodwood Supercar Hillclimb Gallery, Cartier Concours Lawn Gallery and so much more Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014!