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Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. Sir F

    Sir F Senior member

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    Well that's nice to hear so have this and that in US.
     


  2. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Weren't you guys talking about CLS a few days ago?

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  3. idfnl

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    Problem with these cars is that there is more power than the wheels can realistically ever manage. Its just a big number, 600, 700, 800 horsepower. That car would need 435 rear tires to handle it.
     


  4. Find Finn

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    Well if you don't take what you hear and see on places like MTV with a grain of salt, it's your own damn fault.
     


  5. Sir F

    Sir F Senior member

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    That car is a... BEAUTY! I really love that car, how much is it?
     
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    And for that matter, more than most drivers can handle, too. Race cars have aerodynamics to help with that, but that's really effective only at high speeds. Mechanical grip at low speeds (where the car also has the highest torque multiplication due to gearing and therefore highest propensity to break tire grip) is far more important.

    The whole high horsepower race is really a big turn-off, and leads people to think they need way more HP than they actually do.
     


  7. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    The standard car is a little north of 100k€, so I would guess around the 150-160k mark.
     
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  8. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    CLS63 starts at $95k here in the US.


    Isn't that why the GTR is so damn heavy?
     


  9. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    A brand new CLS 63 with out any options start at 116.203,50 Euro in Germany and you can get a used one with less than 20k km on it and a good amount of options for around a 100k.

    There's a brand new Brabus Rocket for sale at the moment for 473k€ if anyone is looking.
     
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  10. Sir F

    Sir F Senior member

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    I dont know that much about Mercedes really, is it worth the money?
     


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    As a general comment; nothing is worth that money. Its about as powerful as a Ferrari with a similar speed, but only 5% of humans can capably handle that machine and even fewer will take them to a track to use it.

    Sure you can overtake someone and maybe get it up to 135mph on a clear piece of road before you crap your pants at crossing off one mile every 30 seconds and knowing that if you get caught you'll never drive again.

    Those cars are for bragging rights and race-teams. So yeah, if you want to run it as a Works car and enter it into a series its fucking awesome. If you wanna get to work after having that second bowl of bran flakes? No better than a CLS320.
     


  12. Sir F

    Sir F Senior member

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    Great explain!
     


  13. RFX45

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    I very highly disagree.

    You just can't compare a 200hp V6 to a 518hp Bi-Turbo V8 and say the AMG is no better. You just can't.
     
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  14. Sir F

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    I think he means as a standard car. The turbo can be ''to much''
     


  15. RFX45

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    It still isn't the same, he said if you want to use it to go to work that it is no better. If he is saying just getting from point A to B, then any car will do that but lets be real here, that is not what he meant.

    Anyone who has driven a powerful car (with at least 400hp or more) will not say it feels or handles or rides the same as a lesser car even if it just to go to a Starbucks to get a frapuccino. The experience is completely different.
     
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