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Old 9th May 2012, 17:58   #16
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Default Re: Mercedes SLS AMG : The fastest production car on the Buddh International Circuit

Three Cheers for Mercedes SLS AMG for this feat.

I understand the SLS may not be a track focused car, I also understand it may not be as wild looking as some of it's rivals, while it has a bit of GT element in it, and track focused versions will come but the way it stands, it's a very good car take it on the track or consider it as an all rounder, will you win every race in it? Maybe not! But will it give you a lot more peace of mind compared to the rest? Mostly Yes! All this is debate able and there is no you right or me right but for anyone who thinks this car can get trashed by others needs to see the real world and see how it performs compared to it's rivals, some almost double the price.

For comparisons I have taken data for an endurance track like Nurburgring and also few high quality newer tracks and also included the Top gear times.

Be a judge, Mercedes Bashing maybe a passion on the forum but it truly is one of the finest brands that exists only they try to be a little easy on our backs!

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Name - Time Bhp / Weight

Ferrari 458 Italia 1:09.70 570 / 1485
Lamborghini Aventador 1:08.60 700 / 1575
McLaren MP4-12C 1:08.70 600 / 1434
Mercedes SLS AMG 1:10.80 571 / 1620
Porsche 911 Turbo S 1:10.90 530 / 1585
Audi R8 V10 5.2 FSI 1:10.90 525 / 1620
Lexus LF-A 1:11.00 560 / 1609
Ferrari 599 GTB 1:12.00 620 / 1748

Laguna Seca

Ferrari 458 Italia 1:36.22 570 / 1485
Nissan GT-R 1:36.35 530 / 1736
Lexus LF-A 1:36.39 560 / 1609
Porsche 911 Turbo 1:37.80 500 / 1570
Mercedes SLS AMG 1:38.82 571 / 1620
Audi R8 V10 5.2 FSI 1:40.20 525 / 1620

Top Gear

McLaren MP4-12C 1:16.20 600 / 1434
Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 1:16.50 700 / 1575
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport 1:16.80 1199 / 1888
Ferrari 458 Italia 1:19.10 570 / 1485
Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 1:19.50 560 / 1530
Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster 1:19.60 571 / 1664
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano 1:21.20 620 / 1748
Audi R8 V10 5.2 FSI 1:21.60 525 / 1620

Nurburgring : Sport Auto Tests

7.28 min - McLaren MP4-12C - 600 hp, 1473 kg, semi-slicks
7.38 min – Lexus LFA – 560 hp, 1598 kg
7.38 min – Ferrari 458 Italia – 570 hp, 1540 kg
7.39 min – Ferrari 430 Scuderia – 510 hp, 1402 kg, semi-slicks
7.40 min – Porsche 911 GT3 (997 mk2) – 435 hp, 1426 kg, semi-slicks
7.40 min – Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG – 571 hp, 1647 kg, sport-suspension
7.42 min – Lamborghini Murciιlago LP670-4 SV – 670 hp, 1764 kg, semi-slicks
7.44 min - Porsche 911 Turbo S (997.2) - 530 hp, 1569 kg
7.44 min – Audi R8 5.2 FSI R-tronic – 525 hp, 1660 kg, semi-slicks
7.44 min – Pagani Zonda S – 555 hp, 1388 kg
7.47 min – Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano – 620 hp, 1748 kg
7.52 min – Porsche 911 Turbo – 2nd attempt, 480 hp, 1580 kg (est.), semi-slicks
7.52 min – Ford GT – 550 hp, 1599 kg
7.52 min – Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 – 560 hp, 1590 kg, semi-slicks
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Default Re: Mercedes SLS AMG : The fastest production car on the Buddh International Circuit

Thanks for taking the time to compile that list S350L-E240.

I was quite surprised at some of the numbers (and a bit doubtful of the conditions of a few) -- but i think overall its clear that the SLS is very competent on the track! I'll admit, more-so than i expected.

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Merc snatches the lead again.

The SLS AMG clocks the fastest lap by a production car at the Buddh International Circuit. Records lap time of 2:14.521 by British Touring Car Champion and AMG Driving Academy instructor Norman Simon.
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