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WeeAsp 04-10-2008 10:04 AM

*NEW* More footage from Summit Point MAIN
 
If anyone looks at Mercedes as being a "plush mobile" without any grunt, think again...

These are 2 1986-1987 "Vintage" 190E 16V cars that had a limited production run in the US.

They are not AMG cars, but are configured to run in the SCCA ITC class. All components are stock with the exception of being fitted with 500E brakes.

They are extremely formidable opponents on the race track and on the street.

The "chase car" is a 2007 Mazdaspeed 3 with 230+HP on tap.

The Benzes use a 200HP powerplant and weigh approximately 3400 LBS.

Enjoy!

http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/a...h_MVI_0246.jpg

WUGcatsvt 04-10-2008 12:02 PM

Good night... that is pritty good

PapoSwing 04-10-2008 12:11 PM

Quote:

If anyone looks at Mercedes as being a "plush mobile" without any grunt, think again...
umm not really maybe the newer ones trying to compenseate weight with gobs of oversteering power but these are true touring cars by heart[cheers] same with the bimmers from that era love em both! srry to the fans but man that speed3 looks like a pig round the tight stuff and didn't really seem impressed by the power either must be the weight[nutkick]

WeeAsp 04-10-2008 05:34 PM

^^

Grand tourers they are.

I like them, but I want something a little more visceral in my driving experience. I have TONS of respect for them, just not my style.

A friend of mine said it best.

"The Benz is a great car. The problem is that is is like driving a really fast couch." [werd]

apex214 04-11-2008 05:17 AM

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Originally Posted by WeeAsp (Post 2073690)
"The Benz is a great car. The problem is that is is like driving a really fast couch." [werd]

hahaha!...Do you recall the '80s SCCA Showroom Stock era Peugot 505 Turbo? I've NEVER seen so much body roll that did not result in a car on its roof! Talk about "cushy" ride...sheesh.


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