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The new hosts with two Black Series models
The new hosts with two Black Series models

In our video series, INSIDE AMG, Mercedes-AMG hosts Catrin Dunz and Cornelius Schilkowsky meet talented Mercedes-AMG experts to get first hand experience about Driving Performance as the core of AMG.

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of vehicle stability and driving dynamics at AMG


INSIDE AMG | Active Safety - Bringing AMG's to their limits and beyond (2/2)

Buckle up for Part 2 of our #INSIDEAMG episode on active safety! Join host Catrin and our active safety team as they navigate various maneuvers, including the infamous Moose Test and high-speed drills. Stay tuned as Catrin takes the driver's seat, letting the steering machine handle different angles in a daring driving maneuver. Don't miss the action!

Watch also the previous INSIDE AMG episodes below!

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of vehicle stability and driving dynamics at AMG

INSIDE AMG | Active Safety - Bringing AMG's to their limits and beyond (1/2)

In our latest episode of #INSIDEAMG, we push AMG vehicles to their limits and beyond. Host Catrin meets active safety expert Hendrik to go behind the scenes of AMG's state-of-the-art approach to vehicle testing. 

Catrin and Hendrik are posing for the first part of the Active Safety episode
Catrin and Hendrik are posing for the first part of the Active Safety episode

The aerodynamics of the new Mercedes-AMG GT


INSIDE AMG | Aerodynamics: Form follows performance – The Mercedes-AMG GT facing the wind (2/2)

In the second part of our #INSIDEAMG aerodynamics special, Cornelius and Gustavo delve deeper into the world of aerodynamic development at Mercedes-AMG and conduct tests with a GT prototype. Gustavo also reveals the vast number of kilometers covered in wind tunnel simulation testing, leaving Cornelius open-mouthed. Tune in to join him for this exclusive inside look.

Cornelius and Gustavo are posing for the second part of the aerodynamics episode
Cornelius and Gustavo are posing for the second part of the aerodynamics episode

Cornelius delves into the world of vehicle aerodynamics


INSIDE AMG | Aerodynamics: Form follows performance – The Mercedes-AMG GT facing the wind (1/2)

What's the deal with vehicle aerodynamics, and what goes on inside a wind tunnel?

In the latest episode of #INSIDEAMG, host Cornelius delves into the world of vehicle aerodynamics as he explores the wind tunnel in Sindelfingen. Expert Gustavo breaks down the ins and outs of vehicle development from an aerodynamic perspective and highlights the unique aerodynamic features of the new Mercedes-AMG GT. Plus, Cornelius learns the difference between spoilers and wings – do you already know the distinction?

Cornelius and Gustavo are posing for the first part of the aerodynamics episode
Cornelius and Gustavo are posing for the first part of the aerodynamics episode

The third part of the engine construction special


INSIDE AMG | One man, One Engine - How an AMG engine is built (3/3)

It's the moment we've all been waiting for! Join Cornelius and David in the exciting conclusion of the engine building journey at AMG in Part 3 of the engine manufactury special of INSIDE AMG.

Continuing from where we left off, Cornelius and David methodically assemble additional engine components, including the crankshaft, Lanchester linkage, main bearing bridges, and more. Precision is key as they inspect the sealing ring before injecting sealing compound into the control housing cover. Simultaneously, they complete the primary drive assembly by installing control gears and sliding rails. Cornelius takes the reins, personally fitting the control housing cover. As all components fall into place, and every inspection gate is successfully passed, it's time for the final steps.

The engine undergoes a cold test to ensure it's in peak condition. And in an unforgettable moment, Cornelius is bestowed with the honor of signing the engine's badge.

Curious how long on man needs for the assambly of an engine? Watch now to find out.

Cornelius shows how to build an engine
Cornelius shows how to build an engine

From pistons to oil injectors


INSIDE AMG | One man, One Engine - How an AMG engine is built (2/3)

After qualifying for the engine manufactury at AMG in the last episode it is now time for Cornelius to finally start building an engine with David. In this Episode of INSIDE AMG, they meticulously assemble the engine step by step: from the first component expertly mounted to the installation of all four pistons and precision parts like oil spray nozzles. Cornelius eagerly takes on as many tasks as possible, guided by David's expertise.

Throughout the build, David and Cornelius delve into the technologies employed, uncovering the unique features of both the engine and the manufacturing process.

By the end of this episode, the first of 17 phases in the engine construction process is complete, leaving you on the edge of your seat for what's next in Part 3 of this series. Don't miss it!

Kevin and Cornelius pose at the engine build
Kevin and Cornelius pose at the engine build

Behind the scenes of engine construction at Mercedes-AMG


INSIDE AMG | One man, One Engine - How an AMG engine is built (1/3)

The heart of each AMG vehicle is right under the hood - this is why host Cornelius takes you on a journey through the process of engine building at AMG in the latest Episode of INSIDE AMG.

Cornelius meets several experts and experiences how the engine builders are trained and qualified at AMG. Cutting-edge technologies like computer learning and AR are utilized as a part of this process. Cornelius even dares to try his hand at screwing on the control housing.

Cornelius’ next stop is the Four-Cylinder Engine Manufactory, where engine building supervisor David is waiting. Together, they prepare everything they need to begin the engine assembly process. Cornelius gets hands-on, applying the knowledge he learned from Qualification Island to understand and participate in every step of the engine’s creation.

Ready to experience our engine manufactory up close and personal?

Kevin and Cornelius pose in front of a Mercedes-AMG engine
Kevin and Cornelius pose in front of a Mercedes-AMG engine

Exploring the full lineup


INSIDE AMG - Episode "Black Series"

Ushering in a new era of INSIDE AMG: Felix bids farewell and hands the reins to new INSIDE AMG hosts, Catrin and Cornelius!

Before saying goodbye, Felix has time to meet with expert Ralph, curator of the historical collection at AMG. Together, they dive into the world of the Black Series models and discuss four of the vehicles present on site. The remaining two will make their entrance with new hosts Catrin and Cornelius. For their first episode, Felix has come up with a very special task: The duo must use their Black Series vehicles to participate in a fast-paced recreation all of the challenges Felix has completed in Immendingen over the years. How will they fare?

The new hosts with two Black Series cars
The new hosts with two Black Series cars

#INSIDEAMG at the Circuit de Catalunya


Inside AMG - Episode "How to drive a race car"

What does it take to drive a race car on the track? And most importantly, can it be learned in a day?

Host Felix takes on the challenge and travels to the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona for the latest episode of #INSIDEAMG to learn about braking points, apex, ideal line, and more while driving. Maro Engel and Gabriele Piana, two accomplished race car drivers, provide him with assistance. Within a day, he completes his first laps with the Mercedes-AMG GT3, one of the most successful race cars. After some race track action comes the analysis of the driving data - how did Felix fare in the race car?

Felix in the Mercedes-AMG GT3
Felix in the Mercedes-AMG GT3

Driving the AMG ONE in Barcelona


INSIDE AMG - Episode AMG ONE

The wait is over! Season 2 of #INSIDEAMG kicks off with a very special trip to Barcelona starring the Mercedes-AMG ONE. 

Get ready to experience the ultimate adrenaline rush with the road-legal racing car that's truly in a league of its own. This time, host Felix ventures to Barcelona to meet expert Marco, the mastermind behind this engineering masterpiece. From the streets to the track, the two push the boundaries of speed and technology as they explore every inch of the AMG ONE's jaw-dropping capabilities. And just when you think you've seen it all, there's a bonus surprise in store: Will Felix be able to handle the ONE from behind the wheel? Watch now!

Felix with the Mercedes-AMG ONE
Felix with the Mercedes-AMG ONE

Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 8.7 l/100 km; CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 198 g/km; Stromverbrauch kombiniert: 32 kWh/100 km | Emissionsangabe [1,2]

Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 8.7 l/100 km; CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 198 g/km; Stromverbrauch kombiniert: 32 kWh/100 km | Emissionsangabe [1,2]

From the racetracks of the world to the road


Inside AMG F1 Special Episode 4

Time to get to work! Under Jaden's guidance, Felix builds a water pump on a power unit. Can he do it as well as the pros? Next, Adam takes Felix to the Hyper Technical Centre to show him how the 2015 F1 engine became the power unit for the legendary AMG ONE.

AMG ONE in front of the AMG Headquarter
AMG ONE in front of the AMG Headquarter

Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 8.7 l/100 km; CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 198 g/km; Stromverbrauch kombiniert: 32 kWh/100 km | Emissionsangabe [1,2]

Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 8.7 l/100 km; CO2-Emissionen kombiniert: 198 g/km; Stromverbrauch kombiniert: 32 kWh/100 km | Emissionsangabe [1,2]

Outstanding engineering and teamwork par excellence


Inside AMG F1 Special Episode 3

We make our way to Brixworth, the home of Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains. After a short introduction, the two of them dive into the world of high-performance powertrains: Adam shows Felix the two original F1 powertrains from 2014 and 2018 and explains the evolution and engineering behind them. Incidentally, Lewis Hamilton won his second and fifth F1 world championship titles with precisely these engines.

Next, Felix meets Chief Engineer Pierre. During a joint tour, Felix gets a first-hand insight into how closely all the engineers at Brixworth work together to develop cutting-edge technology and overcome challenges together.

Ready for another episode full of F1 passion?


Inside AMG F1 Special Episode 2

This episode begins in the paint shop, where Felix meets Faye. She shows him how much dexterity is needed to paint the Mercedes star on a car.

The next highlight of this episode awaits Felix in the Silver Arrow Lounge: it is none other than James Allison, the technical genius behind the Formula 1 team. The two talk about engineering excellence, performance and how to overcome challenges. Then it's time for one last department: Felix enters the legendary Race Support Room, where information from the track arrives in real time and allows the team to make strategic decisions without being on site.

Welcome to Brackley


Inside AMG F1 Special Episode 1

Felix takes you on an exclusive behind the scenes look at our F1 team: After a welcome from Brackley COO Rob Thomas, Felix takes on George Russell's challenge to beat his best lap time from Barcelona qualifying. Will Felix manage to be faster than George? Afterwards, Felix gets the unique opportunity to visit the immaculately clean race base and workshop where every single component of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 car is manufactured.

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We start with the letter A. Acceleration is the subject of the very first episode. Linda Schierling (Mercedes-AMG Gearbox Calibration Specialist) is our first guest. Watch as she and Felix dive into the theory and practice of designing a car that can go from 0 to 100 km/h as fast as possible. 

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Coming from acceleration to deceleration. Brakes are the topic of the second episode of INSIDE AMG. Benjamin Haaf (Vehicle Testing Engineer Brake Systems - Mercedes-AMG) and Dirk Engelhardt (Development Engineer Brake Systems - Mercedes-AMG) show Felix Schönhofer different variations of brakes and also taking one of them to the test.

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It's getting technical! To dive in the topic of cylinders, Felix meets Jens (Engineer base engine development V6 / V8 / V12 - Mercedes-AMG) for the third INSIDE AMG episode. 

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Drifting is more than just driving across! Together with Demian and René (both Vehicle Dynamics Engineers - Mercedes-AMG) we take a look at the technical background, how the DRIFT MODE works in the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+ 4-Door Coupé and how well the guys are drifting. What is your guess? Who will show the best drift performance? 

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Exterior Design is the subject of the fifth INSIDE AMG episode – together with Vitalis, Peter and Csaba (all exterior designers at Mercedes-AMG) we take a look at some of the important steps taken in the vehicle development process and witness how design comes to life with the all-new Mercedes-AMG GT3.

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stands for four-wheel drive! Together with our experts Marc, Felix, and Hannes we explain the exceptional capabilities of our four-wheel drive systems which can be found in our Mercedes-AMG lineup. One of the less known benefits of our four-wheel drive system is the Trailer Maneuvering Assist that provides steering assistance while maneuvering trailers.

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stands for the Green Hell! In our latest episode of INSIDE AMG, we join our experts Felix and Markus to take a look at how this historic raceway still influences vehicle development for our complete product lineup.

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“You fall in love with the exterior, but the interior is where the marriage takes place”: That’s what our interior designers think, anyway! In this episode, Klaus and Stefan, who work on the development of interiors at Mercedes-AMG, reveal how they achieve the perfect, individual balance of performance and luxury in every Mercedes-AMG vehicle.

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G-Class fans, pay attention! For this episode, Felix embarks on a very special journey – to the birthplace of the Mercedes-AMG G-Class in Graz. After glimpsing the first ever Mercedes-AMG G-Classes on a tour through the Mercedes-AMG archives with Michael, he tests his limits with the Mercedes-AMG G 63 at the G-Class Experience Center under the guidance of instructor Marc Sussner. Will Felix master the on-road challenges? Watch and find out! 

J (1/2)


G-Class fans, pay attention! For the first episode of "J - Journey", Felix embarks on a very special journey – to the birthplace of the Mercedes-AMG G-Class in Graz. After glimpsing the first ever Mercedes-AMG G-Classes on a tour through the Mercedes-AMG archives with Michael, he tests his limits with the Mercedes-AMG G 63 at the G-Class Experience Center under the guidance of instructor Marc Sussner. Will Felix master the on-road challenges? Watch and find out! 

J (2/2)


After trying out the on-road exercises in part one of Episode J, Marc and Felix leave the tarmac and go off-road at the Mercedes-Benz G-Klasse Experience Center in Graz. Felix tackles the water crossing, the infamous Schöckl trail and a mud bath in the Mercedes-Benz G 500 before taking on a 100% uphill challenge in the Mercedes-AMG G 63. As a special surprise, the G 63 AMG 6x6 is waiting for him at the end. Time for some action!

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Welcome to the world of kinematics! Gain first-hand insights into the integration of vehicle dynamics and learn how testing in a simulator helps AMG engineers on the test track. Our experts Michael, Sebastian, and Jan introduce Felix to the exciting world of kinematics and vehicle dynamics development; and Felix is in for a surprise or two as well.

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Milestone reached! In this special edition we look back on the successful record lap on the Nürburgring. Felix was on the scene at the Nürburgring test center in the run-up to the record attempt and met the experts for a detailed interview. In conversation with motorsport experts Markus, Dirk and Maro, Felix finds out just how much racing DNA is built into the GT. 

M


In this episode of #INSIDEAMG, Felix meets the longtime and successful race driver Thomas Jäger to talk about the last 10 years of Mercedes-AMG Customer Racing. Three particularly extraordinary exhibits await Felix during his visit at the motorsports partner HWA AG: the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3, the Mercedes-AMG GT3 and the Mercedes-AMG GT4. An exclusive look into the production line of the racing cars completes this episode.

N


The E-Class has a rich history at Mercedes-AMG. And one of the most memorable models is the Mercedes-Benz E 50 AMG. Felix and Michael, our expert from the Mercedes-AMG archive in Affalterbach, take a close look at the model from 25 years ago. Of course, the current Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4MATIC+ is not to be missed either. Will Felix be allowed to take over the wheel of the E 50 AMG and win the challenge? Watch the video and find out!

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Felix meets Denis and Jochen to discuss the special features of the new AMG battery and the intelligent distribution of performance based on the "always on" principle. From the all-electric driving program to RACE Mode with maximum performance on the race track: the new powertrain offers all facets for entering the future of Driving Performance.

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In the latest episode of INSIDE AMG, experts Frank and Bernhard give Felix the technical lowdown - from the historic wheel design of the 1971 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.8 AMG to the wheels of the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE. Can Felix persuade them to reveal a secret or two about where wheels are headed in the future?

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For this very special episode of #InsideAMG, we gathered your questions on E PERFORMANCE and sent Felix on a hunt for the answers. His quest takes him to Denis, Kevin, Joachim and Jonas,    a group of experts on E PERFORMANCE at Mercedes-AMG, who answer all of Felix' questions (and more) on batteries, hybrid strategy and electrical turbo charging. To top it off, Jonas takes him for a spin using the first AMG Performance Hybrid, where Felix experiences first-hand what an electric boost really feels like.

R


In the latest episode of INSIDE AMG, Felix meets the two fastest members of the AMG family: Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas. As befits good hosts, we prepare a full day of surprises for our guests. Valtteri helps to build an AMG engine and, accordingly, is permitted to sign one of the famous AMG badges. Meanwhile, Felix and Lewis discuss the parallels between Lewis' career and the development of AMG as a brand as well as the huge steps AMG has taken in the field of E PERFORMANCE. The pair also tested the first AMG performance hybrid. Did Lewis like it? Watch to find out!

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In this special episode of INSIDE AMG, Felix travels to the legendary 24-hour race in Spa-Francorchamps. With Jan (Team and Customer Management) as his guide, he gets exclusive insights behind the scenes of the celebrated motorsports event. The two take a look at the Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.8 AMG, the car that delivered Mercedes-AMG's winning performances 50 years ago and propelled the AMG Motorsport Team to world fame. In addition, Felix attends the strategy meeting of the Strategy Control Team, receives some expert advice from SRO Motorsports Group CEO Stéphane Ratel on tire choice and weather situation, and meets drivers before their races. What are their pre-race rituals and their strategies for winning? Watch to find out!

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In this special episode of INSIDE AMG, Felix travels to the legendary 24-hour race in Spa-Francorchamps. With Jan (Team and Customer Management) as his guide, he gets exclusive insights behind the scenes of the celebrated motorsports event. The two take a look at the Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.8 AMG, the car that delivered Mercedes-AMG's winning performances 50 years ago and propelled the AMG Motorsport Team to world fame. In addition, Felix attends the strategy meeting of the Strategy Control Team, receives some expert advice from SRO Motorsports Group CEO Stéphane Ratel on tire choice and weather situation, and meets drivers before their races. What are their pre-race rituals and their strategies for winning? Watch to find out!

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Shaking hands, weak knees and peak performance: Our new episode is guaranteed to take your breath away! First up is Dominik, Automotive Engineer for Driving Assistance Systems at Mercedes-AMG, who takes Felix on a drive to Immendingen and demonstrates a range of driving assistance systems on the highway. Once in Immendingen, Dominik shows Felix what the vehicles are capable of if a person or obstacle unexpectedly appears on the highway. Felix then pays a visit to Florian and Szablocs, AMG's Automotive Engineers for Driving Assistance Systems (Florian) and Driving Dynamics (Szablocs), where he is unexpectedly treated to an exclusive experience inside a driverless AMG. While Szablocs lets Felix in on the secrets of the driverless technology, Flo takes him on some heart-stopping hot laps. Will Felix manage to beat the AMG's best time?

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This episode of INSIDE AMG dives deep into virtual motorsports – the third pillar of Mercedes-AMG Motorsport alongside F1 and GT racing. After his arrival in Affalterbach, Felix meets the project manager for Mercedes-AMG Virtual Motorsport Jan to talk about professional sim racing and how to turn digital racing into an actual career. He then gets to know Alex, the Project Lead Gaming, E-Sport & Virtual Motorsport. The two of them take a closer look at the hardware of a high-end racing simulation. They also discuss the detailed software while GT racing driver Raffaele Marcello shares his learning experiences with the simulation in comparison to physical race driving. Finally time for Felix to get behind the steering wheel himself: Coached by the F1 E-Sports pro champion Jarno Opmeer, he takes on Raffaele’s challenge. Stay tuned to find out whether Felix can hold his own against the pro and whether Jarno or Raffaele will win in a following race!

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In this special behind-the-scenes episode, Felix takes a peek at the production of the brand new Mercedes-AMG SL at the plant in Bremen, one of the largest Mercedes-Benz production facilities in the world. On arrival in Bremen, Felix is introduced not only to the the legendary SL family but to Gordon who is a Manager Body Shop Sportscars. Gordon takes Felix into the production hall, where they take a close look at the impressive symbiosis of precise machine work and highly skilled manual work. Felix tests his hand at welding at the virtual welding machine.

In the next production step, Felix meets Yvonne, the assembly team leader. Together, they observe the most exciting part of the production process: the marriage of engine and body. Afterwards, Felix joins Dieter to test whether the SL vehicle meets Mercedes-AMG's high quality standards, remains leak-proof even in heavy rain and handles perfectly on sharp turns.

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55 years of AMG - that’s 55 years of passion, precision and efficiency! 

To celebrate this anniversary, David Coulthard, our host for this episode, is at the Circuito del Jarama in Spain to meet up with well-known members of the world’s fastest family and take a look at the special cars that have shaped the AMG brand over the past five and a half decades and changed the game in many aspects. 

As well as getting up close with extraordinary AMG models from past and present, David has the chance to enjoy some rapid laps around the track. Lucky that he brought his helmet! The speed theme continues as David meets Lewis Hamilton - a man who knows fast cars better than most - and together, the two dive deep into the history of AMG and take two fantastic AMG models for a spin. What could be more special than seeing the Red Pig in action alongside one of our newest family members? Finally, we're thrilled to be joined not only by Lewis Hamilton but by two more special guests for AMG's 55th birthday: David also talks to the outstanding artist and fellow AMG Ambassador will.i.am and to the former racing driver Bernd Schneider, aka "Mr. DTM". Tune in to see what surprises lie in store!

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INSIDE AMG - 70 Years | Anniversary of the Mercedes-Benz SL at the Mille Miglia

"Beyond incredible" - the Mille Miglia in Felix' own words. Come with us to the world's most beautiful  vintage car racing event.

Starting at Brescia, Felix joins former Formula 1 driver Karl Wendlinger for the first part of the rallye. The car of choice? A black Mercedes-Benz 300 SL with double swing doors dating back to the 1950s. After checking the roadbook, the two depart on the rally and make their way through little villages and stunning Italian countryside. After regularity controls and many hundreds of miles, the two of them reach Rome by night.

One good night’s sleep later, Felix is back on the road –  this time, in a rather different vehicle. Watch to find out what present-day performance beast he takes for a spin on the road back to Brescia – including some fast laps at Autodrome dell’Umbria!

Two Mercedes-AMG vehicles
Two Mercedes-AMG vehicles

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In the latest episode of INSIDE AMG, Felix spends a weekend at the world's greatest celebration of motorsports and car culture: the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Together with Adam Christodoulou, winner of the 2016 24h Nürburgring and co-host of this episode, he explores the automotive wonderland, takes in some drift action and talks to well known faces from the automotive scene. Afterwards, it's time for a mountain race - the legendary Goodwoo "hillclimb" - in three AMG supercars. Buckle up for some exciting showruns! Felix joins Adam in the AMG safety car, Bernd Schneider in the AMG Track Series and last but definitely not least Jochen Herrmann in the AMG One. Will they make it up the hill? Watch to find out!

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