Video: Schumacher was behind Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG tunnel stunt

Remember that video of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG doing a barrel roll inside a tunnel we showed you last week? If you go back and watch the video, there was some unknown chap driving the SLS AMG during the whole stunt. However, Mercedes-Benz now wants us to believe it was Michael Schumacher behind the wheel the whole time. Watch the latest version of the video (after the jump). At the end, the door flies open and there he is.

We’re guessing this CGI commercial was shot way before Mercedes-Benz officially signed Schumi to their F1 team.

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Refresher: Power comes from a 6.2L V8 making 563-hp with a maximum torque of 479 lb-ft. Mated to an E-SELECT system that controls the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed sports transmission, the SLS AMG can go from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.7 seconds (with the Race Start launch control system) with a top speed of 196 mph.

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Source: TopGear