Harris and Coulthard Do the ‘Ring in a Classic 1960s Mercedes 220 Sedan

Chris Harris showed us how big of a laugh you can have driving a well-kept old classic in an organized event for similar cars, when he took part in the Mille Miglia road rally, in a Jaguar C-Type. However, it had close to 300 hp, while the 1960s 220 ‘Fintail’ officially restored and prepared for racing by Mercedes-Benz classics division, has less than half that.

It’s the main automotive protagonist of a new video, in which Harris teams up with ex-Formula One driver David Coulthard in an attempt to complete a historic classics race being held around the Nurburgring Nordschleife.

Coulthard gets over his initial fear of not knowing his way around the famed German circuit, and both drivers initially go out for the qualifying run, only to discover that the vehicle they are meant to drive is seriously underpowered, struggling to push its 1,400 kg weight up the steeper parts of the track.

The car itself is really cool, though, and probably quite fun to get into a smooth rhythm with, but it’s still no match for any of the other cars participating in the race, all of which seem to be fueled by far more explosive gasoline. The qualifying run is completed in last place, and that’s where the duo is placed on the starting grid, but it doesn’t really matter because all doesn’t go according to plan…

By Andrei Nedelea

VIDEO

Ay Caramba! One-Off Turquoise Koenigsegg CCXR Crashes In Mexico

The CCXR seems to have hit a concrete poll first and then slammed into a curb.

See The New 2020 Toyota Supra In All Eight Color Options

The standard 2020 Toyota GR Supra will arrive in U.S. dealers in fall this year.

New Chevrolet Onix Is Yet Another Compact Sedan For China

The new Chevrolet Onix will be offered with 1.0-liter and 1.3-liter engines.

China’s 2020 Buick Encore II To Sit Alongside New Chevrolet Tracker

First photos of China’s new 2020 Buick Encore II have surfaced ahead of its debut later this year.

Tesla Gives Model 3 A 5% Power Increase Via Software Update

Even the base, $35k Model 3 can do the 0-60 mph in just 5.6 seconds, but now it’s even faster.

Cargo Ship Carrying New 911 GT2 RS’ Sinks, Porsche To Resume Production Of Model

The cargo ship was carrying several new Porsche and Audi models, including four 911 GT2 RSs.

Brand New 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Was Kept In Trailer For 11 Years

You can get this Challenger for $37k – or a 2019 R/T one and save $2,5k for fuel or whatever.

Here’s Our First Look At Top Gear Without Matt LeBlanc And Rory Reid

The two well known Top Gear hosts are being replaced by Freddie Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness.

New 2020 Corvette C8 Renderings Might Be Onto Something

The CGIs are modeled after the most recent sighting of 2020 Corvette testers.

Bugatti Could Be Working On An All-New Royale

Rumored to launch in 2023, the Bugatti Royale is said to be an electric vehicle which could have around 870 hp.