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Any advice to a 16 year old who just got a new C63?

Yah, my parents are insane. I turned 16 about a month ago and I drive a 2014 507 edition in matte grey with black rims. I don't want to die just yet. Any advice would be appriciated. Also, any other teenagers on here? Theres another kid at my school who drives a 507 edition but it must be pretty rare.
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They are insane. Treat it like a gun that fires backwards:

PS we are all jealous!

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I'm not sure where you live (click user cp and edit details and you can easily add your vehicle and location to your profile), but look around to see if there are good driving skills classes you can take. Many are at race tracks where you can safely learn emergency maneuvers and advanced skills that will be useful no matter what you drive.

In the meanwhile, treat it like a loaded cannon. In the right hands, it's a very fast car. In the wrong ones, it's a casket, as you seem to realize, so good for you for being realistic.

Good luck.

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Wow, sell it!!!!
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Old Street Racer advice

1. Left turns are the longest, especially from an intersection or entering a roadway from a neighborhood from a dead stop.
2. Never drive fast in a residential area, too many bad things can happen, it's uncool anyway!
3. Interstates and divided two lane highways are the best for a romp. Always go look for cops or issues driving e.g. north/south and then come back the way you came south/north for a spirited drive. Most likely you will have a safe and uneventful romp where you can enjoy the car.
4. These cars will hit 140mph very easily, don't do this keep it under 100mph.
(See #3 for how when to do this).
5. Don't drive fast at night, you can't see who's watching you easily.
6. Don't drive fast around traffic.
7. Be conservative on winding roads, they will bite you back hard if you mess up.
8. Always wear your seat belt.
9. When you drive spirited it's best to be alone, radio and distractions turned off, and focus.
10. Go to the test & tune drags on weekends and/or road courses and take some driving lessons.

I was at Summit Point last weekend and it looked like a blast, I will do it soon with my C63. I was there watching drift cars with my 10 year old son. I also live near Capital Raceway drag strip, the C63 is an excellent 1/4 mile car as well. I'll do the test & tune before they close for the season this year. The best part of these two types of events is they are safe and LEGAL.

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To keep it short

1. Never drink and drive

2. Any car is fast and this is very fast - temping to speed - donít do it on public roads - you donít want to loose your license or worse ...

3. Join local Mercedes club and try autocross or driving experience day with instructor at track to learn how the car handles and to have some fun in a safe environment....
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Don't take off traction control & race around. You will kill yourself or someone else. There are classes that teach those skills. Go to your local racetrack. There are Great ways to learn. They mix all the cars so it doesn't have to be specific. Porsche, M B, BMW.....Be smart , Safe & have Fun
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