Hey you all, its been a while! I still check the forums every so often. Just been busy with college stuff.
So during Winter Break, I sneaked out the house to drive my 06 slk55 AMG around 4 am. Very little to no traffic + hardly any cops = fun time. Sadly, that night, was definitely NOT fun time.
I did a few 0-60/0-100 runs. I then got onto the freeway (with my radar detector attached) I did a top speed run. Managed to get up to 160mph (no performance package). Not sure how I managed this if the speed is limited at 155. (Perhaps I was going slightly downhill)
I see a cop ahead and slow down to the speed limit (60mph). I let him get far ahead, and this is where I made the dumbest and most irresponsible decision in my life. I sped back up to about 155mph and sped right past the cop, knowing that an exit would come up soon and I would be gone before he could even catch up. It literally took him a good 10 seconds to realize what was going on and far back in my rear view mirror I see him finally turn on his siren lights.
I take the first exit around a bend where he can't see me exit. The light ahead was red and I panicked, not sure if I should run it. (oh the irony) and I decide to make a right turn at the last minute. Went in too fast and had massive understeer, sliding right into median separating the two lanes.
Good thing? I got away from the cop.
Bad thing? The front wheel went over the curb, cracked the front bumper. It didn't look too bad, but further examination at a body shop revealed the axle or some other bottom component had been knocked upward into the engine. Even if we got it fixed it would never run the same. (so said the Mercedes Benz specialist that checked out the car.)
Luckily, my mom (oh my ever so loving, and generous, sweet mother. How I love her so) decided she would just get me another one.
This one is another 06, about 25k miles (compared to 33k on my first one). Black with black/red interior. This one has the performance package. It also has a k40 police radar integrated in the dash. Lucky? Sure, some could say. Spoiled? Perhaps. But trust me, I have learned from my mistakes. I've been driving a lot more respectfully and cautiously than before. Never will I ever do something so stupid again. We just bought the car yesterday and I've only gotten a chance to drive it twice (From Austin to Houston) and around town in Houston today. Gotta wait until Easter to take it back to college with me.
Anyways...Here are some pictures of the damage to first car. I haven't gotten a chance to take any of the new one.