E55 AMG Tears Dodge Viper to Pieces in Quarter-mile

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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.

2005 AMG E55 Beauty Shot Rear

Driver

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.

AMG E55 Burnout

Machine

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.

E55 Stomps Viper

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.

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A lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years, Patrick Rall is highly experienced in the automotive world. He has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now auto journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

“Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500,” says Rall. “He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car: a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16. Meanwhile, I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

“Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group,” adds Rall. “While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

“Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never ‘work’ a day in your life. I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

“My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

“Being based on Detroit, I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit’s Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.”

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