Our Ã¢â‚¬Å“DrivenÃ¢â‚¬Â series highlights the several cars I was able to sample at IMPAÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Spring Brake 2009 event. These short takes are summaries of my driving impressions of the cars on the roads surrounding Bear Mountain State Park in Rockland County, New York.
The first thing I want to share with you about the SL63 AMG is that it is possibly one of the best cars I have ever driven. This is the one car out the 60 vehicles available to us that I would have picked to drive home. Why, you ask? It’s simple-the SL63 AMG has the ultra-rare capacity to be just the type of car you want it to be, when you want it to be. The driver sets the tone and the personality, and has the uncanny ability to change it on a moment’s notice.
By that, I mean the SL63 can play the role that the SL has played for Mercedes for decades-that of the relaxed tourer-top down, soak in the scenery, the car being utterly complacent in its role as a Grand Tourer. But any SL can play that part. What makes the SL63 stand apart is its ability to switch roles into a ferocious sports car.