Conventional wisdom would say that challenging the laws of physics is about as futile an effort as trying to curve a bullet like in the movie Wanted. Try telling that to Mercedes-Benz. Better yet, try telling that to the SLS AMG Gullwing. Ever since Mercedes’ latest supercar was first introduced last September at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the car has created the kind of buzz that’s reserved for only a handful of cars in history. And just when it seemed like we’ve seen everything there is to see with the SLS AMG Gullwing, Mercedes comes out with a video where the super car seemingly does the unimaginable: doing a full revolution inside a tunnel.

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The first thing that comes to mind is to question the legitimacy of the SLS AMG’s feat. After all, it’s not like this car came straight out of a Hollywood special-effects set. Common logic points that there must have been some kind of alteration with the video because well, cars aren’t supposed to do something like that – unless the car in question is the DeLorean from Back to the Future.

But some people seem to have come to the argument that with enough downforce on the vehicle and some pretty nifty driving, doing a tunnel revolution is plausible, if not possible. As far as we’re concerned, we find it hard to believe that the Gullwing – or any car, for that matter – is capable of pulling a stunt like a tunnel revolution successfully.

Nevertheless, whether you’re a skeptic or a believer, the video of the whole act is still pretty impressive to watch.

Source: Mercedes-Benz

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8 comments:

  (571) posted on 01.20.2010

This video is not true. It’s entertaining but it’s not realistic. There is no way that car can do that. Just another form of advertising. But it really got the hell out of me.

  (518) posted on 01.13.2010

Can you spank me right now? I don’t know if it’s true or not but tell me it’s not true at all. I know how fast this SLS AMG system but I don’t think that video is truthfully true on which the car curve on a tunnel and successfully passed the test. Really impossible to do it, sorry.

  (233) posted on 01.11.2010

the only reason it was able to do the revolution is due to the centrifugal force from the sudden turn against the wall.

  (233) posted on 01.11.2010

it may possibly be able to do one revolution at a super high speed using centrifugal force of the car turning to do a loop but it couldn’t sustain an upside down turn for any significant amount of time

  (233) posted on 01.11.2010

ok... first and foremost there is no way this car could do that. it doesn’t have the aerodynamic shape to create that much downforce. a car like a pagani zonda or a scc ultimate aero or a car of that sort would be believable since they have light weight and produce literally tons of downforce but there is no possible way this car could generate enough to counteract its weight

  (7) posted on 01.11.2010

yea i heard that one....its because of how much downforce the car makes....but the sls is pretty streamline besides the little cute baby wing of it lol

TJKEON  (138) posted on 01.11.2010

They say that an F1 car can do it, theoretically

TJKEON  (7) posted on 01.11.2010

As much as i love the SLS i have to call bull on this, .....or....i have no idea if this is possible or not, seems as if with enough speed its possible since its a sort of corkscrew and not a straight way, but even then, this seems way out there,

Top Speed please find out the truth.

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