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    • Stock Ferrari 458 Italia versus stock Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG roll on races - Surprising result

      Simply awesome video comparison here of a stock Ferrari 458 Italia versus a stock Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. Both cars have similar output in the ~560 horsepower range although the SLS M159 6.2 liter V8 is much larger than the Ferrari's 4.5 liter V8. The Ferrari is about 400 pounds lighter though and revs to 9000 rpm versus the 7500 rpm redline of the SLS AMG. Both cars have the same Getrag 7-speed dual clutch gearbox although with different software.


      There are three runs and the cars are fairly evenly matched although the edge goes to the SLS which is able to pull in each race. Even in the third run when the 458 gets a slight jump the SLS is able to pull slightly past. It's close, but surprisingly the SLS takes it.

      There are test numbers out there showing the Ferrari running close to high 10's @ almost 130 miles per hour. Just goes to show Ferrari might send ringers as they have been known to skew numbers in tests in their favor. Car and Driver got 11.6@126 for the SLS in the 1/4 mile versus 11.5@128 for the 458 Italia.

      What could explain this? The SLS is likely stronger from a roll than it is from a stop and the 458 gets a benefit in the 1/4 mile due to its weight plus mid-engine layout and launch control providing a better start from a stop.

      Simply an excellent video courtesy of user @AWD75 and it sheds some light on a very controversial video posted previously of a claimed "stock" SLS AMG versus a 458 Italia. In that video, the SLS crushes the 458 Italia and the conclusion was that the SLS could not be stock. With this video as support, this network stands by that previous claim. The previous video has since been set to private.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: ***VIDEO*** Mercedes Benz SLS AMG vs Ferrari 458 Italia started by AWD75 View original post
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      1. ihc95's Avatar
        ihc95 -
        it don't matter if you win by an inch or a mile
      1. NatAsp-M3's Avatar
        NatAsp-M3 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 63Master Click here to enlarge

        @LZH , I think for someone who explained "with 100% consistency" that the SLS will not beat the 458, where Actually it does, needs to be silent. Whether a win by an inch or a mile. A stock SLS will always be ahead of a stock 458, which is something you disagreed on. Just admit you are wrong and drop it.
        Take it easy dude, he's wrong/you're right- the SLS took it here (albeit NOT by 2-3 car lengths). Careful how you use the word "always," if there was anything more than zero turns in this race, your SLS would be beyond embarrassed. If you think otherwise... you're also on koolaid. F cars are not made to drag.
      1. The Ghost's Avatar
        The Ghost -
        What's crazy is that they pass a car at 01:00 (it is BETWEEN them) going 160+. That is some crazy, reckless $#@!. Even at 120 passing, people do stupid $#@!, like swerve into your lane, etc. out of panic. I'd $#@! myself passing them going 100+ mph faster.
      1. AWD75's Avatar
        AWD75 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by The Ghost Click here to enlarge
        What's crazy is that they pass a car at 01:00 (it is BETWEEN them) going 160+. That is some crazy, reckless $#@!. Even at 120 passing, people do stupid $#@!, like swerve into your lane, etc. out of panic. I'd $#@! myself passing them going 100+ mph faster.
        Dont worry, that was one of my friend getting some fly-by footage. Click here to enlarge
      1. NatAsp-M3's Avatar
        NatAsp-M3 -
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      1. cturbos's Avatar
        cturbos -
        Here is another one:
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by cturbos Click here to enlarge
        Heh in this one the 458 pulls back a bit.

        Ok, do we really need more videos showing this is a drivers race?
      1. 63Master's Avatar
        63Master -
        Yo @Sticky, why can't I post new threads or send private messeges. I wish to deliver some PM's to certain members that I love very much, especially a certain member in this very thread!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 63Master Click here to enlarge
        I wish to deliver some PM's to certain members that I love very much, especially a certain member in this very thread!
        That would be why. You were told continues abusive PM's would result in revocation of the privilege. You continued and say you wish to continue so you can't PM.

        On your threads, I'm not sure let me see.

        The PM system has been upgraded to allow members to block each other as well.
      1. 63Master's Avatar
        63Master -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        That would be why. You were told continues abusive PM's would result in revocation of the privilege. You continued and say you wish to continue so you can't PM.

        On your threads, I'm not sure let me see.

        The PM system has been upgraded to allow members to block each other as well.
        Are you on drugs bro?

        What abusive PM's and when did you warn me about them? I don't recall any of that BS.....
      1. LZH's Avatar
        LZH -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        That would be why. You were told continues abusive PM's would result in revocation of the privilege. You continued and say you wish to continue so you can't PM.

        On your threads, I'm not sure let me see.

        The PM system has been upgraded to allow members to block each other as well.
        A step in the right direction.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 63Master Click here to enlarge
        Are you on drugs bro?

        What abusive PM's and when did you warn me about them? I don't recall any of that BS.....
        Yes I did including your signature.

        I don't want to argue about it decision made.
      1. 63Master's Avatar
        63Master -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LZH Click here to enlarge
        A step in the right direction.
        Ahahahaaha, looks like someone is angry over nothing
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        enough