Well, it wasn't a "real race", no drag strip, or anything like that, just a traffic light, and two lanes merging into one onto the freeway.
I came up next to this Mercedes and was deciding whether to follow this guy or just blow around him. His car didn't seem too fancy, heck it only had one letter and two numbers: E55; curiously on the other side of the trunk were three more letters: "AMG".
Whatever, my grandmother drove a mercedes and this guy is probably on a cell phone and won't even notice the light change. Well it changed and I "TRIED" to zip around this guy and . . . he didn't walk away from me, no he RAN away from me, he just boogied like nothing I had ever seen.
I did everything right, perfect launch, correct shift points and this guy's "little old ladie's" car just smoked me horribly.
So, I did a little research: the E55 AMG, according to edmunds.com, is one of the fastest mercedes ever built. It's got a supercharged 5.4L V-8 that makes 470 HP and 516 fl/lbs of torque.
Damn, can I pick my fights or what.
01-14-2005 08:19 AM
You must be the last "car guy" on the planet who doesn't know about the E55. Also, depending the E55 you saw, it either has a 342 hp NA V8 or the 470 hp supercharged one. The supercharged model has the new body style and says "V8 KOMPRESSOR" on the side.
01-14-2005 08:22 AM
haha...that's funny as hell that you didn't know what the AMG E55 was. Either way funny story...good way to start my morning.[thumb]
01-14-2005 08:27 AM
As I began to read your post, I knew why you lost so badly and was going to say that the E55 is one bad MF then I got to the last sentence where you looked it up .... yeah, this is not your grandmothers Mercedes lol ,,,, pun intended :-)
Even though those cars weigh 4500+ pounds, they haul some major a$$!!
01-14-2005 08:29 AM
great story put a smile on my face
01-14-2005 11:33 AM
Just a little tidbit for everyones future reference to avoid such embarassments, there are only 8 out of 39 current production mercedes that we can possibly beat. Oh, and looks can also be misleading...in the off chance that you see one of those really "boxy" looking benz SUV's, dont race it, it has 470 hp.
01-14-2005 04:13 PM
Hey don't feel bad, I didn't know what it was and was going to look it up before you explained it. They put out so many diffrent models of cars I don't even try to keep up with them or Lexus, just too many diffrent ones for me to waste my time on finding out what's what. Hey next time try sneaking up on a Viper or the new Mustang GT, you might have a chance with one of those.
What does one of those mercedes go for?
01-15-2005 01:26 PM
like over 100$K lol
01-15-2005 01:29 PM
yeah if you're lucky, i think i saw them for about 150k or so
01-15-2005 02:47 PM
Actualy the E55 is $80K. Does anyone look anything up anymore?