Racko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4856 posts, RR: 20 Posted (11 years 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1994 times:
Here is your rescue:
The Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG.
Featuring a 6 liter V12 engine producing 612 HP and 1000 (in words: one thousand) NM of torque that makes it probably the strongest factory sedan the world has ever seen. This engine brings the car (mind you, this is a luxury weighting more than 2 tons) to 100 in just 4,4 seconds. By default, the car is limited to 250 km/h, but if you ask kindly, the guys in Affalterbach will be happy to remove the limiter. The Dashboard should give you an idea in which speed regions the car is heading then:
Also soon available for other drivers feeling underpowered: SL65 AMG and CL65 AMG.
The question is whether this is the best time to introduce these cars considering the "Death Racer"-affair (luv ya Bild)
For people who don't have more than 200.000 € ready to spend on a car, the more I see it, the more I like the new Golf V:
Greg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1986 times:
Actually, the coupe/convertible SL65 was suppose to be available first (?)--is this still the case?
In the US, the speed limiter cannot be removed by law. While I doubt any insurance company will check--it's necessary on some super high performance cars to buy and additional indemnity policy to close the gap if a catastrophic accident occurs. This is particularly true of buyers over 55 because of slower reflexes...
Banco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1965 times:
I always liked TVR's response when they were asked what the top speed of the Tuscan R was. They said, "Erm, about 200 mph-ish" because that was as fast as anyone had dared to go so they didn't actually know what it would do flat out.
Don't you just love independents?!
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
KHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1615 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1813 times:
Yes these -65 AMG powerplants that will find their way on the CL, S and SL are crazy.I was reading in one magazine where they were talking about the incredible power of the CL65...they said the engine is capable of producing more torque but they have restricted it so that the transmission can cope with it...the CL65 has a 0-60 of 3.9 seconds!...it would be one of the 5 cars in my ideal garage!!