Thursday, December 29, 2005
Benz Bahn-Burning Beastie Mit Der Bulges to Blast into Battered Motor City
It already stomped all over Chicago. Now, as the US Big Three continue to reel under the onslaught of the increasingly Godzilla-like might of Toyota et al from the Land of the Rising Sun and the combined power of the UAW's and CAW's self-defeating labour agreements, DaimlerChrysler is preparing its killer app for Detroit - the Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG.
The S65 AMG. When you absolutely, positively need a 604-horsepower, 6.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V12 engine (that only ten people in the world are certified to build) with a tooth-loosening 738 lb-ft of torque to get your 2155 kg bahn-bubbler from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds and on to an electronically-limited 155 mph.
You may have heard the phrase "like a bodybuilder in a suit"? This is more like "200kg cage-fighting Gracie-style champion in a suit."
The S65 - when you've tired of having sand kicked in your S55 face. There's more coverage at Autoblog, coverage of the Chicago appearance is here and there's a Chicago photo gallery here.