2,700km later, plenty of scrapes from speed bumps, track days at Yas Marina and Dubai Autodrome, driving in the sand and dust... it's the end of the stay in the UAE for my AMG GT Black Series, and a final inspection at German Experts before it will be shipping onwards!
After an incredible adventure, including driving the car everywhere around Dubai, taking it to the Abu Dhabi F1 races at the end of last year, and driving to the iconic Jebel Jais mountain road, it's time to pack things up. However, where it goes next is still slightly up for debate! Before that though, it's important to see how the car has held up and get a full check up done before dropping it off as it might be a few months now before I see it again.
To do so, we're heading over to German Experts and their new facility in Dubai, having expanded in addition to their even larger location in Abu Dhabi. Here they have all the trained staff and correct equipment to work with vehicles from countless brands including of course Mercedes and AMG, therefore perfect to take a good look over my car. Fundamentally it's hard some hard running in the desert heat, and due to sitting so low to the ground had plenty of times where the scraping sound has been fairly horrendous. Not to mention the fact the tyre tread is right at the end... In any case, it's in some good company with the other cars in the workshop, plus on display in the showroom the likes of a Maserati MC12, Hennessey Venom GT, Tramontana, and even a Torro Rosso F1 car.
Thankfully, other than some damage to the aero blades beneath the car that can be easily replaced, all is well and it's onwards to CARS to drop off the GT BS ahead of the next adventures. One of my earlier ideas had been to head to Japan from here but with complex travel rules at the moment, we're going to in theory go straight to the USA! It will take a while but be ready for a lot of fun there this summer.
|Episode title||DAMAGE INSPECTION! How is My AMG GT Black Series? Next Stop: USA|
|Date added||13 March 2022|