E55 AMG Tears Dodge Viper to Pieces in Quarter-mile
First trip to the track for the new owner of this E55 results in solid times and a supercar beating.
The video above comes to us from the Crossfire Diva YouTube channel and it features a 2005 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG that will be familiar to some of you. CrossfireDiva” is a new member of the forum and she has shown off her car here but prior to her acquiring it, this car was owned and raced by Cutt.
Shortly after buying the car, she took it to her local drag strip to see what she could run in the new-to-her supercharged sedan and while she hopes to run better numbers with more seat time, her first trip to the track was a success.
After seeing the video above, we reached out to the car’s current owner for more information and she provided great details on herself and the car. As you might have guessed, CrossfireDiva is a hardcore fan of the Chrysler Crossfire, owning seven of them right now, as well as being a high school mathematics in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
“I am relatively new at racing, having previously raced my SRT6 Roadster,” said Crossfire Diva. “Ever since I first raced my SRT6 in December 2017, I became totally addicted to the ultimate thrill of the quarter mile. I spent all of 2018 working on making my SRT6 quicker. I was able to get my quarter mile time down from 13.4 to 13.0 in less than one year. I hope to see mid-12’s in 2019.”
CrossfireDiva mentioned that this was her first time racing in an E55, going from racing 337 horsepower to racing 556 HP at the wheels. She made 11’s on her very first attempt, and her best ever time with an SRT6 was 13.01.
“When I was looking for an E55 to purchase, I specifically wanted one that was already modified for racing,” CrossfireDiva said. “I actually purchased it to have a larger vehicle for my new grandson, but I intended to race it as well. I got really lucky to find this one locally that has a solid history of racing and was built right. Meaning the engine is still incredibly strong and has been proven to be able to take a beating.”
She is absolutely honored to continue the car’s legacy on the same tracks where it once shined under Cutt’s ownership. She plans to continue the build where he left off but is eager to see 10s on the current build.
This 2005 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG is upgraded with a Eurocharged Stage 3 upgrade package, allowing it to lay down 556 rear-wheel horsepower with a Custom dyno tune by Jerry at Eurocharged. With the previous owner, this car turned in a best quarter mile time of 10.92 at 127 miles per hour and that is the new owner’s goal as she learns the car. As you can see, the Benz sedan is also wearing a set of sticky Hoosier drag racing tires.
In the video above, she runs an 11.59 at 118 miles per hour on one of her first-ever runs in the E55 against a Dodge Viper. After a sweet burnout, the Benz stages as the Viper plays around getting the tires hot. It doesn’t matter though, as when the green lights drop, the CrossfireDiva jumps out to a huge early lead over the Dodge supercar and she never looks back, beating the Viper handily.