Clients who tick the "code 250" option for delimiting the car's top speed can get the AMG basics driving course (Stage I) part and parcel, except for those getting the G55 AMG who must pay in addition.

Though the AMG academies have been going since mid-2007 in Europe, the program for North America started September of 2009 at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut. Soon after that there was a similar series of classes at Palm Beach International Raceway, as well as several sessions held at Laguna Seca Raceway in November. The programs have been hugely successful and dates will soon be announced for a larger set of opportunities in 2010.

The basic Stage I class costs $1,895 and the more exhaustive Stage II class will run participants $3,495. Each year, too, the plan is to offer a Stage I class at Laguna Seca that includes driving the new SLS AMG. This modified class costs $2,295.

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