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Merc A45 vs skateboard on Franschhoek Pass | video

Mercedes A45 AMG vs skateboarder.

We’ve seen the new Mercedes A45 AMG take on aliens, cause an argument between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, storm around the Imola and Sydney Motorsport Park race circuits, and some of us have sampled its talents around Phillip Island.

But the latest stop on Mercedes’ PR parade for the new baby AMG has taken us to South Africa for the latest official film; titled Silver Slipstreams.

The video pits champion downhill skateboarder Decio Lourenco against an A45 driven by former pro-racer Robbi Smith as they hurtle down Franschhoek Pass in the Western Cape of South Africa.

Both man and machine were able to enjoy the full width of the road, which was closed from its usual blend of fast motorcycle and slow tourist traffic for the three days of filming.

Full of great slow-mo sequences including one spectacular slide through water, the daredevil manoeuvres of Lourenco almost steal the show, but there’s wisps of tyresmoke from the A45 to prove it was hardly coasting.


Watch the Silver Slipstreams video here.


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