• Bone Stock Mercedes SL65 AMG at the Palm Beach International drag strip - 11.75@120

      It is always great to see independent results at the drag strip to put manufacturer claims and magazine times into context. Here we have a completely stock SL65 AMG. Street tires, pump gas, no mods at all. 11.75@120 on street tires with that much power is very respectable. This time is a baseline and the owner will be returning to the strip with mods to show their impact, that is what we like to see.

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      1. e92's Avatar
        e92 -
        please post the update when it comes out.

        I also backed up your spam comment there.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by e92 Click here to enlarge
        please post the update when it comes out.

        I also backed up your spam comment there.
        Heh, it wasn't spam, I was really interested in the DA but thank you Click here to enlarge

        I will definitely post the update when it comes.
      1. Yomama69's Avatar
        Yomama69 -
        Paging Andy@MHP
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        FUUUUCK THAT WAS AT PBIR... I didnt go that night.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
        FUUUUCK THAT WAS AT PBIR... I didnt go that night.
        What kind of strip is it? Slow, fast, gets good DA?
      1. 600whp S4's Avatar
        600whp S4 -
        either way that car is moving. my car when it had 450awhp on stock block and e85 did that identical time
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        What kind of strip is it? Slow, fast, gets good DA?
        That track is generally good, I'm pretty sure he ran sometime maybe last week? If so the air was perfect. My buddy tried to run last month when it was 42F outside and his 11.8 second 135 could only hit 12.6s because the track was too cold. Everyone that night was not able to launch, they werent used to the cold track.

        Overall its an ok track. I couldnt tell you what the DA was, dragtimes has a DA calculator, just type in the date and location and it calculates it for you.
      1. DD GT3 RD's Avatar
        DD GT3 RD -
        isnt that a very low trap for a 600hp car.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DD GT3 RD Click here to enlarge
        isnt that a very low trap for a 600hp car.
        Well, it is a 4400 pound car.

        The trap isn't too low, magazines get like 122-123 out of it and their traps are high. This is pretty realistic but it would definitely be higher on race gas and with some stickier rubber.
      1. MHP LLC's Avatar
        MHP LLC -
        Anyone know what the DA was? PBIR is a good track, but DA varies bigtime depending on time of year.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by MHP LLC Click here to enlarge
        Anyone know what the DA was? PBIR is a good track, but DA varies bigtime depending on time of year.
        I asked for the date to help calculate DA, received no response.
      1. MHP LLC's Avatar
        MHP LLC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I asked for the date to help calculate DA, received no response.
        Thanks for checking.