AMG SL55 Takes On the Bentley Continent GT Speed
A handful of modifications allow this AMG SL55 to beat the 616-horsepower Bentley in a close drag race.
In stock form, an R230 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG might have a tough time beating a Bentley Continental GT Speed in a drag race. However, with a few key modifications, the 2-door Benz packs enough power to outrun the big Bentley in a heads-up drag race. And one of our forum members was part of the action.
This drag race between a SL55 AMG and a Bentley Continent GT Speed coupe was originally shared in a thread in MBWorld forums by bayhas from his own YouTube channel. The OP owns and drives this Benz and in this video, he is racing a friend’s 616-horsepower Bentley.
It seems as though the Continental GT Speed is stock, but the AMG is not. According to the OP’s profile information, this SL55 has an intercooler and intake setup from RENNtech, an 82 millimeter throttle body, an 83-millimeter drive pulley, a Quaife limited-slip differential and a tune from EuroCharged. We don’t know how much power this Benz is making, but it is enough to move the 4,400-pound SL55 down the track more quickly than the 5,500-pound, 616-horsepower Continental.
When the video begins, the SL55 and the Bentley are already staged at the starting line as the OP’s baby provides the cheerleading from the grandstands. When the green lights drop, the two European performance cars appear to leave the line evenly, but as the cars blast past the camera – the AMG has pulled into the lead.
On the top end, the GT Speed appears to be closing the gap a bit, but the Mercedes-Benz gets to the finish line first. The SL55 ends up running a 12.525 at 111.92 miles per hour while the Bentley ran a 12.532 at 114.19 miles per hour.
Also in the OP’s profile, we found that this SL55 AMG has since run a best time of 12.303 at 112 miles per hour.
Thanks to bayhas for sharing. Sound off in the forums!