Hi @Alex 3
if your buddy hasn't gone too silly it will stand a meaningful increase, but nowhere near the almost 2 Bar you can run through the 55K engines with "reasonable" safety and a few more mods
Those AMG development guys are animals, trust me, after I'd seen some of their projects I was in awe and small wonder they destroy a fair few Engines when developing and testing .............
By the end of the week I spent there they had given me a tour of their facility at Affalterbach, plus a different Pulley and a USB Stick with a new Flash File, they reckon I'll get 215 mph "at least"
The S55K definitely feels a lot better up the top end now, I'm hoping to go back to Nordschleif next year and prove them right
Way too much Beer and Frikadellen was consumed that week, lap times were mediocre at best, 8:25 averages, one of my mates was a fair bit quicker in his Lister Jaguar V12, but I didn't want to crash my Car as we were driving it down to Le Mans for the 24 hr the following week !!
After a few days getting familiar, (NOT)
, I was more interested what she would do flat out before braking hard for Metzgesfeld, which is your best chance as an amateur for outright top end ...............
I got clocked there at 198 MPH, which was PDG for an otherwise stock 55K, just de restricted and SDS optimised Engine
That was what got the AMG fellas attention, they were clocking 2 of their own Cars through that section and so later in the day they came and started asking me questions, and we have been great buddies ever since.
They also taught me a new trick with my Car, you can put the ESP into "Dyno Mode", so it is COMPLETELY switched off just using a sequence of Steering Wheel Buttons
I did try it, but the bloody thing is way too wild, almost un-driveable, definite Crash waiting to happen
I'd say that whole fortnight was one of the best and most memorable "Boy's and Toys" holidays I've ever had in my entire life, and I've been to a few great places here and there
Cheers for now, "Off Topic Dave"