: Jay Leno and the SLR



Destroyer
05-13-08, 03:25 PM
Cool video of Jay Leno and his Mercedes SLR. He describles it as pretty much indestrustible. http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/video/video_player.shtml?vid=250338

gary88
05-13-08, 04:09 PM
I agree with him on the gearbox. Mercedes needs to at least develop a sequential SMG-like gearbox for their AMG line. I test drove a C32 once, and the steptronic mode seemed too sloppy.

Though there's no doubt that the auto wouldn't stop me from ever buying an SLR. The most practical supercar ever built.

Cadillacboy
05-13-08, 05:20 PM
Thanks for the link

Destroyer
05-13-08, 07:07 PM
Thanks for the linkIf Jay Leno has no kids. Wonder if he'd adopt?. He's got a lot of cool shit dont he?.:cool2:

Destroyer
05-13-08, 08:29 PM
Anybody remember this car?: http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/cars/89Shogun_shell.shtml

Sandy
05-13-08, 09:55 PM
I think he shoulda bought an XLR - V and patronized an American car company, rather one that endorsed the Nazi Regime.

Destroyer
05-13-08, 11:20 PM
I think he shoulda bought an XLR - V and patronized an American car company, rather one that endorsed the Nazi Regime.XLR-V is not anywhere near being in the same league. Regardless, check out his Imperial: http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/cars/67Imperial_shell.shtml

I~LUV~Caddys8792
05-13-08, 11:20 PM
Hey, us Americans ain't perfect either. :)

Sandy
05-14-08, 05:35 AM
Beautiful Imperial !! Too bad it didn't have the Mobile Director Option!
I had a 1968 Convertible, that I bought "used" in 1976, with 1,900 miles.
Formerely the owner of a dealership's "demo" - every option. Lt. Green Metallic,
Dk. Green leather Interior & Roof.

Also had a 1975 LeBaron "Crown" Coupe, a 1972 LeBaron 4-Dr. Hardtop, triple black,
and a 1982 B ustle-Back in Bright Gold.

Love those Imperials !

96Fleetwood
05-14-08, 09:40 AM
Beautiful car! I agree about the transmission comments.

I just got back from a 1,000 mile trip picking up my Dad's new toy: Renntech stage I twin turbo 12 cylinder SL600... and that car blew my mind (minus steptronic tranny). The transmission shifts much faster when left alone in drive than in steptronic mode. I can only imagine the SLR... that must be pure madness & bliss. In the SL600 140mph felt just as quiet and comfortable as 80 mph :suspense:

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/96fleetwood/sl6004.jpg

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/96fleetwood/sl6005.jpg

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/96fleetwood/sl6002.jpg

The stock SL600 is 493 hp and 590 ft/lbs of torque from the 5.5 liter twin turbo 12 cylinder. 0-60 in 4.5 seconds. However with the Renntech stage I ECU/TCU chips it is pushing: 645 hp and 78 ft/lbs of torque. 0-60 is 3.8 seconds.

The SLR is 617 hp and 575 ft/lbs of torque from a 5.4 liter supercharged V8. 0-60 in 3.8 seconds.

The SL600 felt every bit as fast as the '07 Z06 my Dad had but it's handling is very sloppy. Then again it is a hardtop convertible and a gran touring car unlike the AMG versions.

The main difference in the two cars is the weight, handling, and price! But that is no object for Jay Leno :worship:

CIWS
05-14-08, 09:53 AM
I was just looking over his website yesterday to see if he'd ever bought a Bugatti Veyron. (which he hasn't). But he does have a couple of old Bugattis.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
05-14-08, 11:30 AM
Goddamnit Elias, just when I think your dad couldn't top himself, he goes and does just that! And to top it off, you get to take it for a ride for 1000 miles.... :mad: :envy: :p

CadillacGurl
05-14-08, 11:39 AM
:lol: I love at the end when he does a burn out... 2 years until Dad retires and gets his dream car Porsche 911 Carerra. He wants a GT... dunno which one though...

I~LUV~Caddys8792
05-14-08, 12:10 PM
The 911 Carrera is your "bread and butter" (yeah, right :bigroll: ) Porsche 911, it retails for ~$75,000. The Carrera GT is their super car, it retails for $350,000 (guesstimate).

96Fleetwood
05-14-08, 12:25 PM
Goddamnit Elias, just when I think your dad couldn't top himself, he goes and does just that! And to top it off, you get to take it for a ride for 1000 miles.... :mad: :envy: :p

When he called me and asked me if I could pick it up for him, it was a no brainer. It does not handle as well as his 2004 SL55 AMG but it is faster and much more refined. I stopped in Atlanta on the way back to visit my best friend. He could not believe how quiet it was at 90 mph with the top down. I want one of these r230 roadsters in the future!

I~LUV~Caddys8792
05-14-08, 12:42 PM
The CEO of my corporation asked one of the runners to go pick up his new Benz from New Jersey, the runner turned it down, so the second in command got it, but he had said he should of referred me to our CEO. I didn't know what kind of Benz it was until it came back....it was a 2008 S63 AMG, in white, with tan leather. :drool: :drool: :drool:

Yeah, I wouldn't have minded driving that back from NJ. Wouldn't have minded it one bit....

Destroyer
05-14-08, 02:50 PM
Beautiful car! I agree about the transmission comments.

I just got back from a 1,000 mile trip picking up my Dad's new toy: Renntech stage I twin turbo 12 cylinder SL600... and that car blew my mind (minus steptronic tranny). The transmission shifts much faster when left alone in drive than in steptronic mode. I can only imagine the SLR... that must be pure madness & bliss. In the SL600 140mph felt just as quiet and comfortable as 80 mph :suspense:

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/96fleetwood/sl6004.jpg

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/96fleetwood/sl6005.jpg

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/96fleetwood/sl6002.jpg

The stock SL600 is 493 hp and 590 ft/lbs of torque from the 5.5 liter twin turbo 12 cylinder. 0-60 in 4.5 seconds. However with the Renntech stage I ECU/TCU chips it is pushing: 645 hp and 78 ft/lbs of torque. 0-60 is 3.8 seconds.

The SLR is 617 hp and 575 ft/lbs of torque from a 5.4 liter supercharged V8. 0-60 in 3.8 seconds.

The SL600 felt every bit as fast as the '07 Z06 my Dad had but it's handling is very sloppy. Then again it is a hardtop convertible and a gran touring car unlike the AMG versions.

The main difference in the two cars is the weight, handling, and price! But that is no object for Jay Leno :worship:
Damnit man, I wish my dad was cool as yours. Mine drives an Altima and is always dead broke. That is one sweet ride but all his rides are sweet. :annoyed::bouncy: