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Beauty in the beast: The experience of driving new Mercedes on F1 track

Packed with power and torque, the Mercedes-AMG E 63 S 4Matic+ deserves nothing less than an F1 track for a maiden drive

Beauty in the beast: Driving the new Mercedes on an F1 track

Driving at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, India’s only Formula 1 track, is serious business. You need to wear your balaclava, your globally certified helmet and sit through a five-minute lecture where officials explain through audio visual means the dos and don’ts of track driving. No, I am not here to participate in an F1 race but to try out the most powerful Mercedes-Benz E-Class of all time — the AMG E 63 S 4Matic+. The look of the car has already bowled me over. The exterior is expressive, with a new radiator grille, coupé-style ...