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Old 20th May 2005, 19:08   #76
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It all comes down to this. If you ever meet a person who owns a CL65 or a SL65, ask him why he bought it.
Simple, Filthy Rich No.1 lives in Hampton and his neighbour Filthy Rich No.2 owns a Ferrari and likes to show it off. Not to be outdone, FR No.1 goes to his friendly neighbourhood Merc dealer and picks up a SL65 simply because he wants to walk over to the fence and tell his neighbour that his new ride has more power than his Ferrari. Weather he is going to use the power or not is totally irrelevant. He definitely would'nt want to buy an identical Ferrari and even if he did, he probably would/nt fit in it. Trust me, there are lots of people like this who will ensure that its a hit.
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Good one rev.but if u see i have mentioned that the SL and CL 65 are power statements not that the can use that power well.if u see topgear u must have seen how the Cl 65 could not go forward when 4-5 people were pulling it behind,that is because it could not get the power down.that is its drawback.

but tell me how many owners of the SL and CL take them on track.not many but the point is when it comes to accelerating from say 40mph to 140mph this is were the car excels.this is where it can kill many a porsche's.

and i must mention why the cars have 250mph speed regulators because in Germany if a car goes fater than 155mph it has to pay green tax.and everyone knows merc does not want to pay this.so one can remove the speed limiter as option.it is all to please the green comunity u see.in Us the have now kept a 130mph limit for SUV's.so what is the use of the Canyne.

and i must say u have to read this thing about the SL65 at a US dragstrip.it will clear many of ur doubts.Mercs are Drag(straight line) rockets not sporty driving machines like porsches and bmw.hence the dont advertise them as sporty.

PLEASE......PLEASE READ THIS

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http://automobilemag.com/reviews/con...mg/index2.html

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Simple, Filthy Rich No.1 lives in Hampton and his neighbour Filthy Rich No.2 owns a Ferrari and likes to show it off. Not to be outdone, FR No.1 goes to his friendly neighbourhood Merc dealer and picks up a SL65 simply because he wants to walk over to the fence and tell his neighbour that his new ride has more power than his Ferrari. Weather he is going to use the power or not is totally irrelevant. He definitely would'nt want to buy an identical Ferrari and even if he did, he probably would/nt fit in it. Trust me, there are lots of people like this who will ensure that its a hit.
Exactly my point.whatever be the case it is still the most powerful production car in the world.here power is torque and not bhp.
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which engine are u talking here.the maybach 62 and 57 have the twin turbo 55 series engine and not the 65 series engine in the SL and Cl 65's.the Maybach Exelero has the 65 series engine with bumped output
Sorry, I meant to say the same engine family. The 65 and the 69 are just bored and stroked versions of the same V12 bi-turbo unit.
Chrysler ME412 used a quad turbo version of the same engine and pumps out 850bhp out of a Ricardo manual transmission.
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Exactly my point.whatever be the case it is still the most powerful production car in the world.here power is torque and not bhp.
Well, if you've watched the TG CL65 vid, you will also realise that even though these cars are powerful, they don't look any diff from a regular Merc. So, the owners of these cars will really have to do what JC does in the vid. Hang a "I'm better than you" board around your neck, buy a loadspeaker and keep telling the world how powerful your car is.

Anyway, i'm not against the power, but the way the car has been designed. It doesn't perform, look or make an impact, the way a 612bhp car should.

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Maybe that is true but it is called as wolf in sheeps clothing
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Maybe that is true but it is called as wolf in sheeps clothing
Nope, it's called a "Wolf's soul in a Sheep's body". No matter how fierce a wolf is, it's still limited to what the sheep's body is capable of.

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hey Shan2nu,Ported and other guys we have kind of hijacked S350L-E240's thread.
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Cool

Brabus SV12 S Biturbo Roadster is claimed to the most powerfull roadster.

http://www.automotoportal.com/articl...turbo_Roadster


but there is another roadster, which i would like to mention here is the Shelby Cobra of the 60's.

[FONT=Verdana][SIZE=2]" As the saying goes, too much power is almost enough. So thought Carroll Shelby when he shoe-horned a 427-cubic-inch Ford V-8 under the hood of a small British roadster, giving birth to the legendary 427 Cobra. "

and a new shelby cobra concept is in the cards now:

http://www.stangnet.com/2005shelbycobraconcept/


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