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And the undisputed winner SLK 55 AMG

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SLK 55 the KING! Interesting they comment that all but the Boxster were faster with the top down. I imagined that they would all be faster with the top up. Another reason to get the top down then, if we needed one!
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Oldie but goody. I don't think that 55 was trying very hard. Very polite those chaps - didn't want to embarrass the rest of the field...


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When the top is down it shifts more weight to the rear wheels, improving handling. Remember, the 55 has a honking big piece of iron in the front nose.
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I'm sure this video has been posted here somewhere before (at least, I've certainly seen it before)... However, given the content (and outcome), I'm going to leave it here for those that haven't already seen it.
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When the top is down it shifts more weight to the rear wheels, improving handling. Remember, the 55 has a honking big piece of iron in the front nose.
Your 55 isn't as nose heavy as you believe, note the intake manifold is magnesium which is even lighter than aluminum, two spark plugs per cylinder?, fun facts.

"M113s have aluminum engine blocks and aluminum SOHC cylinder heads with two spark plugs per cylinder. The cylinders are lined with silicon/aluminum, and the heads have 3 valves per cylinder (two intake, one exhaust). Other features include SFI fuel injection, fracture-split forged steel connecting rods, a one-piece cast camshaft, and a magnesium intake manifold." (Source Wikipedia)
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Cool

But, but ...... I have a M152. I guess I don’t have all those goodies! 152 is bigger then 113. Must weigh more.
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But, but ...... I have a M152. I guess I don’t have all those goodies! 152 is bigger then 113. Must weigh more.
It just seems heavier when you're running on only 4 cylinders

I all seriousness the M152 is a totally re-engineered and revised engine and I'm jealous
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