Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG lap time at Tsukuba

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2008 Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG finished a lap of Tsukuba in 1 minute and 14.4 seconds.

Track Tsukuba
Type flying start
Vehicle Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG
Power / weight 525 ps / 1895 kg
Driver Masahiko Kageyama
Time 1:14.442
Average speed 100 kph (62 mph)
Conditions wet
Submitted 02.01.2019 by FastestLaps
Source Best Motoring tv show (Japan)
Views 462

Reference:   Image of source Best Motoring - 12/2008

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FastestLaps  2y ago

This is prime example why/how fast paddle-shift gearbox is beneficial for lap times. Without it I don't think the Merc would have beaten the EVO and TT-S.

With it, the driver has hands on wheel all the time, able to react to slips/countersteer on the wet all the time and able to play with the engine revs much more efficiently.