Automotive buffs can now experience the thrill of the prestigious Mercedes-Benz AMG Driving Academy virtually, through a series of online videos.
A series of 10 “AMG Performance Series Videos” is available on the Mercedes-Benz USA Facebook page (http://on.fb.me/dWQthT) and on YouTube.
Instructional in nature, the videos are hosted by four-time Trans-Am Series champion and AMG Driving Academy instructor Tommy Kendall. Filmed at legendary Lime Rock Park in Connecticut, the videos highlight the same performance driving techniques taught at the academy. Starting with the basics such as seating position, the videos cover braking, slalom, oversteering and understeering, line technique, ESP advanced traction control, drifting and “race craft” techniques.
A world-renowned driver training program, the AMG Driving Academy came to the U.S. in 2009, continuing the global expansion of the academy founded by AMG in Affalterbach, Germany, and operated throughout Europe.
Each AMG engine is manufactured in Affalterbach with very strict quality standards that maintain AMG’s philosophy of “one man, one engine.” Through AMG’s holistic approach to performance, one of only 50 AMG Master Mechanics builds and signs each handcrafted engine. Mercedes-AMG is the high-performance subsidiary of the Mercedes-Benz Car Group.
Offered at Road Atlanta, Laguna Seca Raceway and Lime Rock Park, the academy offers Basic Training, a one-day intensive program, Advanced Training, a two-day program and Pro Training, a comprehensive three-day program.
Academy participants get the unique opportunity to get behind the wheel of several AMG vehicles including the E63 AMG, SL63 AMG, C63 AMG, SLK55 AMG and the iconic, 563-hp SLS AMG.
Now you can learn the secrets behind the art of AMG performance driving from the comfort of your very own home. These “classroom sessions” will help hone your driver skills and provide you with a basic understanding of the major techniques used by professional drivers. Sit back, relax and launch your virtual AMG Driving Academy experience today.