Hi all, just joined and I am really sorry, but I do not own a Merc, let alone an AMG.
I first became aware of these seriously when Motor magazine tested the SL55 and E55 in PCOTY in April 2003.
These were fast, the E55 with 0-100 in 4.81s, 0-400m in email@example.com kmh, 0-1000m firstname.lastname@example.org kmh.
The SL55 0-100 in 4.90s, 0-400m in email@example.com kmh and 0-1000m in firstname.lastname@example.org kmh.
Track suraface (a runway) and weather hampered uptimate times.
Then this year, Motor tested the SL65. The temperature was 34C and 19% humidity, not the best for turbo cars.
The results were pretty good: 0-100 in 4.64s, 0-400m email@example.com kmh, 0-1000m in firstname.lastname@example.org kmh. That last figure is thefastest 0-1000m time ever recorded for that magazine, quicker than the Dodge Viper (246.6 kmh) and Porche 911 GT2 (244 kmh).
Traction was the biggest issue with many attempts to get off the line without too much wheel spin. In ideal conditions this beastie would to a 21s@250+ surley.
Has anyone else got some performance firgures for this magnificant car??