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Tomic, Stebe, Kas On Fast Track In Stuttgart

Stuttgart, Germany

Tomic© MercedesBenz/GESBernard Tomic test drives a Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG in Stuttgart.

Bernard Tomic, Cedrik-Marcel Stebe and Christopher Kas took time out from practice on Wednesday at the MercedesCup to test three brand new red Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG cars.

“It was amazing, it was my first chance I got to drive such a powerful car,” said Tomic, who is making his debut at the ATP World Tour 250 tournament this week. “I enjoyed it. The track was really good and it was something different than to just hitting a ball fast.

“It is a lot of fear in there. It is very difficult sometimes to push to be faster and to break hard, but I enjoyed it. It is a good adrenaline rush you don’t get from doing anything else! I enjoyed myself a lot, it was a fun day. It really got a lot out of me as a thrill.”

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The Australian and the pair of Germans headed to a closed circuit in Stuttgart where they were able to try out the dynamics of the 564-hp Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG cars with AMG Performance Package.

“It was an amazing experience and it is unusual for me to drive such a good car!” said Stebe. “It is just unbelievable how fast this car is and the acceleration in 4.2 seconds to 100 km/h is incredible. To go sideways was a lot of fun, a bit unusual and I need some more practise.”

Kas added, “This was so much fun! The Mercedes-Benz AMG cars are fast and it takes a little bit to get used to the car and to dare to hit the gas and breaks fully.”

The winner of the MercedesCup will receive a Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 BlueEFFICIENCY in diamond white metallic.

Earlier this year Mercedes-Benz extended its commitment as title sponsor at the classic clay court event at the Stuttgart Weissenhof for another three years, through 2015. The Stuttgart automobile brand has been title sponsor since 1979.

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