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Old 02-04-2003, 11:53 PM
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Saw the report for the E55 AMG the other day on Car & Driver. What a ride! 0-60 in 4.6 sec's! They actually talked up a Benz for once!
They said how it'll accelerate almost as fast as a Dodge Viper, but you get the comfort of the 4 door Benz. Of course it doesn't corner like a Viper, but I think I could live with that! Estmated cost is supposed to be around $75k. That puts it even cheaper than Viper I think.

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Old 02-05-2003, 10:26 AM
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Vipers can corner?
Well, that's what the rumor is anyway. Probably better than my SD at least! It corners about as good as the Eifle(sp?) tower (How IS that spelled?)
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Old 02-05-2003, 10:42 AM
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Vipers can corner?
No, it's a pig according to any European mags. Back end really snaps away dangerously I hear. But what'll I ever know? I'm never gonna buy something so tasteless.. (apologies to viper owners )
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Old 02-05-2003, 12:38 PM
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That car is a monster. It has AMG's supercharged 5.5L w/ 470bhp if I'm not mistaken. That is a huge jump up from the stock E500 with it's 300+bhp. They have it slated to top 200 mph right?
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Old 02-05-2003, 12:42 PM
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I think the report did mention that it is still governor-limited to 155mph. Go figure! Yes, they did say the HP was like 469. They showed several heart-pounding burn outs. Wish I'd recorded the program!

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