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    • Insane top end battle between a Yamaha R1 and a Mercedes SL63 AMG

      This is quite simply crazy and nobody should ever do this. That said, it sure is fun to watch someone else do it from the safety of sitting behind a computer screen. On one side you have a Yamaha R1 which by any measure is a very fast means of transportation. On the other you have the Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG although it is difficult to tell which motor is in this SL. Based on the acceleration and how the R1 is held off BenzBoost leans toward an M157 twin turbo version.


      This takes place in Sweden and the both the SL and R1 are forced to weave through traffic with opposing traffic coming towards them due to a single lane. It is quite simply crazy especially considering the R1 tops out at 185 miles per hour (electronically limited) but the SL just keeps on going. Aerodynamics favor a car versus a bike on the top end but if the R1 was not limited the outcome would have been fun to see.

      Watch the video below and it should not have to be said to not try this at home.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: Mercedes SL63 AMG vs Yamaha R1 at 300km/h started by DavidV View original post
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      1. 65AMG's Avatar
        65AMG -
        Difficult to see in the video.I can only watch it on my mobile at the moment.If the owner did no bodywork on the car I would say SL63 with m156 or SL65 after 2008 because of the rear diffuser.It would be impressive if this NA Engine because the twin turbo is much stronger up top (tuned).
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 65AMG Click here to enlarge
        Difficult to see in the video.I can only watch it on my mobile at the moment.If the owner did no bodywork on the car I would say SL63 with m156 or SL65 after 2008 because of the rear diffuser.It would be impressive if this NA Engine because the twin turbo is much stronger up top (tuned).
        Agreed.