Video: Mercedes’ GT5 Driving Challenge Final

August 16th, 2011 by Jordan Greer

Remember when Marco Calvo took home a real-world SLS AMG last month, in Mercedes-Benz’s GT5 Signature Edition driving challenge? They’ve since released a video of the finals – hit play above to see how it all went down.

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  1. Aug. 21, 6:41pm
    euros only

    ya hes gonna have a ton of fun paying for insurance…

  2. Aug. 17, 10:19am

    a drag race? really? they should have did a lap shot out who ever finished with the best lap time this is b.s that calvo looks like he still a virgin

    • Aug. 17, 11:37am

      He want be for long with that sls ;)

    • Aug. 17, 12:54pm

      What does looking like a virgin have anything to do with the topic at hand?

      That is one of the most single idiotic and asinine comments I’ve seen on this site.

    • Aug. 28, 2:56am

      all i heard u say sumbrownkid was blah blah blah blah b,s b,s blah blah,,,cool story kiddo

  3. Aug. 17, 9:02am

    i dont care. put actual stuff about gran turismo

    • Aug. 17, 12:50pm

      GTPlanet covers everything and anything that has to do with the Gran Turismo series. If you don’t care about that, don’t visit this blog.

    • Aug. 17, 12:53pm

      Well they were using B-Spec, and using GT logo’d wheels, and PD was supporting the challenge.

      So, yes, this is actual stuff about Gran Turismo.

      You can either get over it, or do what Jordan suggested.

  4. Aug. 17, 8:30am

    I want those shirts that they are wearing ! Can anyone send me a photo of it or template? I really want one :) Please

  5. Aug. 17, 7:31am

    lol… Why did the guy with the Australian accent get subtitles? We’re not that difficult to understand, are we?

    • Aug. 17, 11:26am

      Yeah i though that was a little strange :)

    • Aug. 18, 5:15am

      Yeah, I wasn’t that hard to understand was I??? :D

  6. Aug. 17, 6:49am

    I guess this type of final was like a coin flip… maybe not the best way to decide…
    but was cool in that way that it is the typical license test no. 1 on the GT series…lol

  7. Aug. 17, 3:42am

    A drag race isn’t a very good way to decide it after all that.

  8. Aug. 17, 3:05am

    heh, it’d cost more than i earn in a year just to insure that AMG SLS.

    doing the Lowestoft to LandsEnd run next week in a 2.0i Turbo Mondeo Titainium X with the missus. Just like an 8hr enduro in GT5, but IRL. A303 here we come.

  9. Aug. 16, 11:09pm

    It doesn’t make sense to me how the winner of a competition that first started with B-spec was decided with real driving…

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  11. Aug. 16, 11:03pm
    alex l.

    does anybody know if those cockpit booths are for sale?

  12. Aug. 16, 10:57pm

    i’m so jealous x(

    • Aug. 16, 11:49pm

      haaa haaa hooo i hav sls in real life i dnt hav todo this hhee hhaa ha

  13. Aug. 16, 10:33pm

    the end came down to a drag race?! at least do time trial around the course…how anti-climatic

    • Aug. 17, 10:33am
      barry spock

      yeah, did seem like an odd choice of events. Bit light on racing skill.

    • Aug. 17, 11:26am

      They probably wanted to keep the risk of a collision to a minimum :)

    • Aug. 17, 2:38pm

      Yeah, but they kept having to speed up parts of the film for anything that required turning, and it still looked like my dead grandma driving. A drag race gives maximum appearance of performance fo minimum risk to the car, and i’m sure that’s what Merc wanted for promo purposes. A bunch of greenies dinging paint and going in the grass doesn’t make for good company/product image promotion.

    • Aug. 18, 9:55am

      agreed. this competition could of been handled better

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  15. Aug. 16, 10:07pm

    I’m so jealous…

  16. Aug. 16, 10:04pm

    Can I smack the narrator? >=O He said “Computer Gamers”, so bad.

    • Aug. 16, 10:19pm

      He also said “Most realistic racing simulator on the market today”… As much as I love GT, I LOL’d.

    • Aug. 17, 1:32am

      If he meant on the PS3 / console market I think he’s not far off.

  17. Aug. 16, 10:00pm

    Cool! Now DLC for the ones that didn’t win.

    • Aug. 24, 11:25pm

      What does DLC mean? :D

  18. Aug. 16, 9:59pm
    Obi wan Shinobi

    Awesome & great job! If I had that chance I’d be ecstatic just to be there !

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    • Aug. 17, 4:32am

      hmmm, just one of those crazy thoughts. possibly an official drag function for a future update? n redbull ring for DLC?? would be pretty awesome. GT5 FOREVER. peace

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