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Tim Booth2011-08-09 12:15:39

Mercedes offer chance to race David Coulthard

 
 
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Mercedes offer chance to race David Coulthard

Mercedes-Benz is currently running a competition which could see you take on former Formula 1 star David Coulthard in an SLS AMG. While Coulthard will be driving the actual vehicle, unfortunately the 24 competition winners only get to compete in the virtual world via the use of Gran Turismo 5.

On September 5, Coulthard is to set laps in the 6.3 litre supercar at an undisclosed race track while the randomly chosen competition winners do their best to beat him through simulation at Mercedes-Benz World in Surrey. After three qualifying rounds, judges will nominate the top six drivers that have demonstrated ‘real-world and virtual driving skills’ to move on to a final turn-for-turn battle with Coulthard. The ultimate winner, who may not necessarily have beaten Coulthard, will win an all-expenses paid trip to the Brazilian Grand Prix on November 27.   

All of the action from the event is to be streamed live on the internet. Details and entry information are available at this location.       
 

Encyclopedia
Mercedes-BenzMercedes-Benz
SLS-ClassSLS-Class
SLS AMGSLS AMG
Engine
V 8 ( 90.0º vee)
Displacement
379 cu in
Top Speed
196 mph
Transmission
7, Automatic with overdrive
Maximum power
571 hp @ 6800 rpm
Type
Fixed-head coupé
Fuel
Petrol
Fuel consumption (combined)
17.82 US MPG
price
$ 183.000
annual ownership cost
$ 4.209

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