As Fashion Director here at Menís Health, Iím fortunate to have the opportunity to travel to incredible, breathtaking destinations around the globe in search of great styleóand now, that includes the Arctic Circle. Mercedes-AMG invited me attend their driving school in Arjeplog, Sweden, with the opportunity to see their stunning new fleet of 2019 sports cars in action on frozen lakes at the edge of the Arctic Circle. But beyond the lustworthy high-performance sport cars, there was another layer of style to the tripóSantoni, one of the finest quality shoe brands, partnered with AMG to produce a special collection of driving shoes coming this fall.
With both luxury brands, the attention to detail in their high-quality product is truly remarkable, making them a perfect pairing. For the man who values style and function equally, AMG and Santoni prove thereís no need to sacrifice one over the other. And my takeaway from the standout experience was getting to really see the parallels of design with both luxury automotive and fashion product.
The shape of a beautiful sports car, along with a highly attractive interior design are often what attracts a consumer to purchase a vehicle, but for real automobile buffs, the engine and itís performance play into their final decisions to choose whatís right for them. After eyeing the exterior style and engine power, I often view the dashboard as the essential design element of a car for both your aesthetic comfort and driving experience control. And these new AMG models hit the high marks for what a man expects from a top-notch sports car.
While test driving these cars on snow and ice, I was extremely impressed by how they handle the tough terrain. Whether front-wheel, four-wheel ,or rear-wheel, each series style excelled on how they handled, responded, and reacted to the elements, showing theyíre more than just hot-looking cars.
Not many are likely to cruise around the arctic circle, but knowing you have a car thatís built to tackle the most inclement of weather patterns is an added bonus youíll be thankful for.
Hereís the five new Mercedes-AMG 2019 sports cars I had the privilege to driveójust donít ask me choose a favorite.