Mercedes-AMG GT Super Bowl XLIX Ad Reinforces Classic Fable

We know you’re dying to see the Patriots and the Seahawks go at it this Sunday, but how do you feel about watching another classic showdown? This time courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

The so called “Fable” commercial will air for 60 seconds during Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, February 1, and it will feature the tortoise and the hare, with predictable results. Except this time the tortoise won’t need to dig too deep (or too subtly) in its bag of tricks, since it’s going to get a little help from the 503 HP Mercedes-AMG GT S.

With its 469 lb-ft of torque, it’ll get that tortoise from barely moving to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds, which is undoubtedly faster than it has ever gone – despite the fact that it keeps winning.

Still, the hare is always the cocky one, every time you hear the story. But the tortoise has a little bit of that silent confidence to it, since it was brave enough to challenge one of the fastest critters on earth to a foot race. We could argue that using a 4.0 liter biturbo V8 AMG hand-built engine is sort of unfair, to say the least, so let’s call this “AMG-GTgate” – as if the Patriots didn’t have enough on their minds with that “Deflategate” conundrum.

Unlike this fairy tale foot race, Sunday’s Super Bowl game won’t feature any real underdogs, as both the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks have proven to be quite formidable this season. But since most people are picking the Patriots to win (including Vegas), we might just have found our “hare”. Sorry Tom Brady.


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