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post #91 of 168
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I track my SLK, and when I've shown up, I've seen numerous SLK55s and SLK350s out there (at the Seattle PCA chapter down at SIR). I'd love to invite you out to come run with us...

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I don't race, I drive.

Dear Mr. linux_pro,

Here is your ass. I just handed it to you. "How so?" you might ask. Well good sir, you have posted two mutually exclusive statements in this thread concerning your black, power hardtop, SLK 350 (with the AMG handling package added).

That is all.

Most sincere regards,
Piobaire.
post #92 of 168
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Aww, that's sweet of you. You're quickly becoming my favorite SF friend.

I seriously feel like I'm back in 3rd grade, arguing on a playground. Since when did StyleForum become so full of trolls? It needs some cleaning.
post #93 of 168
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So what point are you trying to make?

Have you actually been to a track? Do you own a CLK? What group did you race with, and in what bracket? Which track? And I'm sure you have cockpit video of you actually doing so.

I track my SLK, and when I've shown up, I've seen numerous SLK55s and SLK350s out there (at the Seattle PCA chapter down at SIR). I'd love to invite you out to come run with us, but since you are under the age of 25, I don't think your insurance will allow you to. Oh, and I'm sure your Civic with the fart tube would do great.

Nope, I don't own a CLK, but I've never truly thought of the SLK, as a pure sportscar either (even though it would likely fall under the category). Notice, I'm not talking bad about the car...in fact, it would be a car I wouldn't mind my wife owning.

It would sit nice beside my Civic with the fart can.
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post #96 of 168
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Jealousy's a bitch, eh? Must hurt to see other people enjoy their lives when you are so busy being so bitter about your own failures. That's okay, you have another homophobic friend here you can share your hatred with. You won't always be alone. Try to remember that while you're bagging my groceries.
I find you humorous, I never said the SLK was a bad car, in fact I considered it very luxurious. Then again, I'm quite jealous of you and your lifestyle.

My manager is calling, I got to get back to bagging groceries.
post #97 of 168
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Originally Posted by Southern-Nupe View Post
I find you humorous, I never said the SLK was a bad car, in fact I considered it very luxurious. Then again, I'm quite jealous of you and your lifestyle.

That was directed at me after I told him my Brabus Yugo would smoke him at the track.
post #98 of 168
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That was directed at me after I told him my Brabus Yugo would smoke him at the track.
Why do you have a Braubus Yugo? You could have just put Braubus stickers and a fart can on a Civic (atleast that's what I did).


Then again, I'm 25....and still don't have grown men insurance.
post #99 of 168
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Why do you have a Braubus Yugo? You could have just put Braubus stickers and a fart can on a Civic (atleast that's what I did).


Then again, I'm only 25....and still don't have grown mans insurance.

Well, I guess I shouldn't call it a Brabus Yugo, more accurately, it's a Yugo with a Brabus handling package. Talk to me when you're 26, when you're a growed ass man.
post #100 of 168
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I also think homophobia is a clear sign of a douchebag (the type of distasteful ignorance our society has been working hard to remove for the last 40 years or so). Or maybe I'm wrong in concluding that you find homosexuality to be a character flaw. Maybe you were calling me a homosexual as a compliment.

Or perhaps you are just a 19-year-old frat kid who hasn't matured enough to learn that calling someone a homo as an insult proves only that you are an ignorant dipsh!t. Perhaps next time you'll be calling someone a "darkie" for liking watermelon. Perhaps you could impart some other bigoted witticisms for us and further prove your total lack of an education, and immaturity.

How did I miss this post? You're a classy guy!

Actually, I'm 18 and in a frat at DeVry. You're right, though; seeing as how I have a picture of Hank Aaron as my avatar, I think it's logical that I'll call the next black guy I see a "darkie."
post #101 of 168
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First, I enjoyed reading your post - some well though out points that you obviously put some time into.
Thanks.

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However, your numbers are way off, not sure where you're getting them, but the real numbers are below.
I may have been comparing the Japanese MX-5 and German SLK as opposed to the American delivered ones. I much prefer thinking in KW, NM and KG than HP, lb-ft and lbs, and it can be hard to find metric measurements from American sites.

You may also notice that power figures vary greatly. You can actually get quite different results with the same car on the same day. 0-100 times tend to depend a bit on the driver for the test etc. So it's not surprising my numbers are different to yours.

I'm going to conclude with this: The SLK is not an out and out serious track car because it is a soft top. Taking the top off a car reduces the structural rigidity HUGELY, which effects handling. This doesn't mean it can't be tracked, it just means that a hard top version would be better at it.
All the bracing in the S2000 to keep it still makes it around 100kg heavier than it could have been if they'd made it a hard top, and with the hard top it would have had more rigidity despite being lighter.

The same goes for the MX5.

But basically, who cares if it's not the fastest thing around a corner, down the quarter, or at top speed? This quickly devolves into "Yeah?!? Well my stripped out S15 with 16psi boost, 220rwkw, rock solid coilovers, GT-R brake upgrade and racing slicks totally trounces -insert standard car here-!" But ultimately, for day to day driving I'd rather have something that doesn't sound like it's shaking itself to pieces when the engine is one, doesn't deafen me from the exhaust note, isn't a touchy flighty bastard on power, and doesn't shatter my spine whenever I go over a pebble on the road.

... I don't even remember what my point is...

Well while I'm at it, you guys stop picking on Civics. I know some people rice them up, but the Type R and SiR/VTiR ARE good cars, and there are lots of people who have standard or well put together ones out there.
post #102 of 168
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Originally Posted by Southern-Nupe View Post

That car is as related to a street CLK as a NASCAR stock car is to a Camry, which is to say not at all. It's a pure racecar with an outer skin that looks like a CLK.

I agree though that the SLR is not really the height of sporty car design, as it was severely hamstrung by MB's requirements (eg. front-engined, automatic transmission, etc.). Other than the McLaren F1 team, MB these days is not a name I would associate with motorsports.

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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post
Well good sir, you have posted two mutually exclusive statements in this thread concerning your black, power hardtop, SLK 350 (with the AMG handling package added).

Going to the track for a driving school is not the same thing as racing.

--Andre
post #103 of 168
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Originally Posted by Andre Yew View Post
Going to the track for a driving school is not the same thing as racing.

--Andre

Agreed. However the post in question seemed to indicate multiple trips to a race track to pit his vehicle against other club members. In fact, his presence is so regular, he invited other posters to come out to witness his awesomeness.
post #104 of 168
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Originally Posted by Andre Yew View Post
That car is as related to a street CLK as a NASCAR stock car is to a Camry, which is to say not at all. It's a pure racecar with an outer skin that looks like a CLK.

I agree though that the SLR is not really the height of sporty car design, as it was severely hamstrung by MB's requirements (eg. front-engined, automatic transmission, etc.). Other than the McLaren F1 team, MB these days is not a name I would associate with motorsports.
Ha ha, I love that. We have the same thing with V8 Supercars down here, 'cept they look almost exactly like the road going version. It causes lots of confusion among bogans (rednecks) that assume that the race reflects on their own cars somehow. They still race with 5.0ltr pushrod engines, but Holden (GM) uses a 5.7 or 6.0ltr V8 engine in it's road cars now, and Ford uses a DOHC setup. Not to mention almost everything else on the car is totally different.

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Going to the track for a driving school is not the same thing as racing.

--Andre

I'd call that splitting hairs.
post #105 of 168
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Originally Posted by Shraka View Post
I'd call that splitting hairs.

The difference is pretty big. Driving schools generally don't allow timing, and people are grouped according to their skill level and car's performance. While the underlying concepts are the same, school driving and race driving aim for completely different goals, and are dramatically different as a result.

--Andre
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