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Racing an E55 AMG in the mile

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  1. robiferretti

    robiferretti F1 Rookie

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    i'm running an E55 AMG in the standing mile. Dont know if its modded, didn't really ask (nor care). He wants to only race for like $50. I'ld rather race for emblems :) . Think it would be cool to be able to hang an E55 emblem from my rearview mirror. I'll keep everyone updated
     
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  3. 134282

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    Is it an '03 Limited Edition...? You're doing a quarter or a whole mile...? Not sure just how fast your car is, but an '03 LE E55 AMG is nothing to sneeze at... Good luck...
     
  4. LAfun2

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    Whats the diff between the LE and the regular E55 AMG?
     
  5. 96impalaSS

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    I think the vette could hang with it. You should try to find out what all he has done to it.
     
  6. TimN88

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    Ferretti will beat it if its stock.
     
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  8. DropGems

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    The E55 is no joke especially at higher speeds but I'm sure you already knew that. Good Luck!
     
  9. Texas Forever

    Texas Forever Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Rob, I assume that you will be doing this on a track, eh? If so, take care. I have a 2001 E55. In a straight line, it rocks 'n rolls for a 4-door sedan. The 2003 has about 100 more ponies than mine.

    Best.
     
  10. bostonmini

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    Your avatar has 3 cars displayed, which will you be driving? if it's a 355, your in trouble...the others should be competitive, if the corvette is a Z06, but I'd still get a nice dry shot to make things easy;) 50 shot anyone?
     
  11. KennyH

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    Ferreti has a nicely modified C5 Vette.. Shouldn't be too much of a problem.
     
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  13. F360@20

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    Hope, you know how to launch your car.
     
  14. robiferretti

    robiferretti F1 Rookie

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    heh i am just trying to figure out what i want to win :) my car is not a Z06 but i can give the E55 a 3 second head start and will still blow past him like he's standing still. (or so i think) we shall find out, i'll video tape it
     
  15. bostonmini

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    Yes, Im sure that even with light mods an engine so capable (c'mon, its got 5.7 liters to work with!) will light up that amg boat. good luck! Ill drop the little flag if its in boston! hehe.
     
  16. F360@20

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    What car are you going to use to race him? From the way it sounds I really dont think you understand what yoru getting into. E55 AMGs are FAST!
     
  17. TimN88

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    So is ferretti's vette. its faster than a viper...
     
  18. C. Losito

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    I wouldn't be so quick to claim victory for the vette. 2001 vette's have what, 350hp stock? Remember the video that was on the net a while back of the modded '03 Cobra getting wasted by the AMG? Another thing to consider...do the new E55's still have the 155mph speed limiter? That's important if you're racing for a mile.

    In short, I'll take the E55 by a hair. Keep us updated.

    *EDIT*

    OK, you didn't specify what year E55. Pre-2003MY, you've probably got him.
    Allow me to put the 2003MY-up cars into perspective:

    dohc supercharged 5.5L V8
    469@6100rpm
    516@2650-4500rpm
    0-60 in 4.3 seconds
    0-100 in 9.9 seconds
    1/4 mile: 12.5@116

    Plus he's got launch control and the best 5-spd. automatic in the world. All he has to do is floor it.
     
  19. TCM

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    If your C5 is heavily modified it should not be that much of a competition. If it is stock, look out, the E55 will take you in a straight line. I have seen an '04 W211 E55 race an '01 E39 M5 (faster then a C5) and win by about 6 car lengths from 0-90. If his car is modified with some pulleys, or a chip, you are in trouble. Tuners are able to get about 570 bhp and 600+ lb ft out of the thing. Only issue is hooking up at that point. Please let us know how you make out.
     
  20. LAfun2

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    What about the LImited Edition E55 NNo brought up?
     
  21. robiferretti

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    the only thing that is still stock on my car is the glove box ;)

    if the 6 point cage and harnesses dont tip the guy off maybe i'll take my helmet and fire suit with me for kicks, its not going to be a close race and i think he knows that. Thats why he's driving a $100,000 car and racing for $50 :)
     
  22. F360@20

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    Well what do you have then? Dont get me wrong I want you to win but a 6 point cage and a helmet does not give you more HP. Your going against a FI car, all his haswith mods. to do is a get a boost controller and a chip and what and his breaking the 500hp spot without even getting crazy mods. (And he prob. has intake and exhuast). You need to find out what year he has.


    All we need is another Topic up at the BENZ forum about them killing us again.
     
  23. F360@20

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    all his haswith mods. to < yea i dont know how that got in there. Fix when reading.
     
  24. C. Losito

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    Roll cage, schmoll cage. What have you done to the vette, and can you hook up on the street. Only questions that need answered.
     
  25. robiferretti

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    We'll find out, wont we :)
     
  26. formula1joe

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    Sounds like smoke and mirrors to me. If it is an 03 E55, my money is on that one. You can have 1000 HP in that vette, but if you can not lay it down, then you might as well had 350.

    I have beaten many of ricers who had more HP then me because they could not get the power down. M-B has one of the best systems in the E55.
     
  27. 134282

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    Rob, i know you know your sh_t, so that's why i haven't dropped a decision on this yet... i don't know what's under your hood (since that's really all that matters) but if his is the '03 E55 AMG Limited Edition, you could be in trouble... A friend of mine with a 550 (and a VERY LONG list of racing-related achievements) took me for a ride in his '03 E55 AMG Limited Edition and it was nothing short of ridiculous... Paddle shifters...? This thing has little buttons on the back of the steering wheel - NONE of your fingers need even leave the wheel for a second to shift, just click the button and the gear shifts... It's absurd what Benz is doing lately...

    Don't be fooled by the fact that it's a Benz or that it's a sedan or that it has 4 doors or that it weighs more than everything i own; this car is FAST! He took me down some twisty road and the needle never dropped into the doubles until we rapidly approached a stop sign... If he has an '03 E55 AMG Limited Edition and knows how to use it, you're in big trouble... The '03 E55 AMG Limited Edition eats Vipers and he said from 0-100 and even beyond he can't really tell the difference between that and his 550...

    i know it's only $50 and $50 is probably not much more than batting an eyelid for you, but just make sure your ego isn't attached to that 50 spot... If you DO race for badges, go to the technical section for advice on how to remove a Corvette badge with minimal damage to the body...

    i sincerely wish you good luck if this guy's using an '03 E55 AMG Limited Edition; keep us posted and let us know how it goes...

    Maybe he's only racing for $50 so he can lose the first time, then he'll say, "Ok, let's go for 1 large this time" and you'll be gassed to do it; next thing you know, he REALLY puts the pedal down and you're out a grand (maybe a badge, too)...
     
  28. KennyH

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    I've seen Ferretti run and he knows how to drive; anyone want to make a side bet?
     

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