Don’t you wish you could be a cool, rich cat like Jay Leno and be invited to specially organized press events just for you? So do we, despite what most of you think happens behind the scenes here at egmCarTech.
As you’ve probably assumed by now, TV star and comedian Jay Leno gave Mercedes-Benz’s AMG GmbH Headquarters a visit in Affalterbach, Germany this past week. He was given an opportunity to test drive the new SLS AMG Roadster, the SLS AMG E-Cell, and even assisted the hand-assembly of a 6.2L AMG V8 engine. I wonder if that means Mr. Leno will get his signature on that particular.
Anyway, upon Leno’s arrival at Stuttgart airport, he was greeted by AMG’s chairman Ola Källenius and was familiarized with the Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster before moving on.
“The SLS AMG Roadster delivers top performance. Whether the engine, transmission, handling or brakes – you feel that the engineers at AMG are serious! When I was 18 or 19 years old I worked for Mercedes-Benz in America,” said Leno in an interview. “I knew about the test track in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim from films in which Mercedes sedans like the 220 SE or the 300 SEL 6.3 were driven through the banked curve. I have always wanted to see this for real. It took me over 40 years to do it, but now I’m here! It’s fantastic to drive the latest AMG models here on the test track today.”
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– By: Chris Chin