It’s not uncommon for us to drag race cars on a runway. But we’ve never done it at an active airport with passenger jets taking off and landing in the background.
And so we leapt at the chance to take part in Race the Runway at Edinburgh Airport. The event, sponsored by Mercedes, was held to raise money for the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice and the Scottish Burned Children’s Club.
In total 25 cars, ranging from a Lamborghini Aventador to a TVR Tuscan, took part. Entrants were timed over a 1,350-metre course on one of the taxi runways.
We would be driving an SLS GT, which, at 199mph, has the highest top speed of any current production Mercedes. So how did it fare against the competition? Watch the video and find out.
The cars included:
Porsche 911 Turbo (997)
Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder
Mercedes SL63 AMG Performance
Mercedes SLS GT
Nissan Skyline R33 GT-R
Mercedes E63 AMG S
BMW M3 GTS
Audi RS6 (MkI)
Ferrari 599 GTB HGTE
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