David Coulthard Teams Up with Fifth Gear to Drive the SLS AMG

Words Jim Davis | July 20, 2010
Mercedes-Benz Driver David Coulthard and Fifth Gear’s Tiff Needell Drive the SLS AMG on the Isle of Man
Words Jim Davis July 20, 2010

While David Coulthard was in the Isle of Man to drive an SLS AMG for a 3-D video, Tiff Needell from Fifth Gear joined him for a spin in Mercedes latest super car.  To ensure no one would get in Coulthard’s way, the roads were closed to the public, making for a course with no traffic and no speed limit.

Mercedes-Benz driver David Coulthard last drove the supercar last year at Hockenheim and got the SLS AMG up to 160 mph.  The video shows Fifth Gear’s Tiff Needell working hard to get up to speed.  Watch the video to see if his efforts were worth it.