Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series lights my fire

An ex Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series prototype

Hmm, that’s not gone well. Remember that Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series test mule we showed you the other day, well it’s just lost a sibling thanks to a nasty fire while testing at the Nürburgring. At first it was thought the fire started due in the engine bay, but a later theory suggests it started due to overheating rear brakes. Thankfully, the driver and passenger escaped unharmed.

Interestingly, this accident happened on the main straight, Döttinger Höhe. One of the few places on the Ring where the brakes get some relief and it’s also not really a section of track you’d expect the car to lose control.

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[Source: Pistonspy]