David wows us with a lesson in oversteer control, and hilarious manic calls to put the electronics back on
Former Formula 1 ace and current Mercedes AMG ambassador, David Coulthard, was in town recently. So our plan was simple – arm him with a 510bhp/700Nm Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe, and let the man set a fast lap time. We will film the whole thing and perhaps get a free lesson on taming this 0-100kph-in-3.9-second beast.
Well, quick is right. But not so simple.
As luck would have it, it rained a few hours before and without much help from the sun afterwards the track remained quite damp. Plus, as much as a good sport David is, he was also in a hurry; and a single fast lap was all that he had time for.
As the video below will show, it all unraveled at Turn 1. A major overteer moment there, plus at turns 2 and 3, meant that we didn’t get to set a proper fast lap.
In David’s own words, “Well, this may not be the nicest lap, but, we’re having a laugh…” Not to mention, “Put the thing (ESP) back on!”
And check out his commentary about the drive at the end of the video.
* We also got to chat with the good man. Read all about it in the June issue of Top Gear Malaysia.
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