: SL600-based Brabus SV12 S Biturbo roadster



70eldo
08-07-06, 03:28 AM
SL600-based Brabus SV12 S Biturbo roadster Auto Review (http://autoreview.belproject.com/item/195)

Holy cow, 740 hp 6.3 liter V12!!!

Does GM have a Performance Playground a la Brabus? I know Irmscher does something like that on this side of the pond, but that's childplay compared to what Brabus does and offers...

70eldo
08-07-06, 03:33 AM
I know the article says 730 hp, but that's because they were too lazy to convert from metric to imperial (yes, there is a 1.0137 factor!)

Caddy Man
08-07-06, 01:39 PM
Damn...when will the madness end? I watched Top Gear review on the CL 65 rated at 604 hp and 720ish ft lbs of torque. The problem was getting that power to the ground.

danbuc
08-07-06, 06:16 PM
Brabus, Kleeman, and Renntech are all wildly out of control when it comes to tuning those boosted Mercedes Engines. They can never hook up though, which makes them just plain dangerous. Those Bi-turbo V12's will light the tires up at 60 on the highway at WOT. That's never safe...but damn if it isn't fun.

EDBSO
08-07-06, 07:17 PM
SL600-based Brabus SV12 S Biturbo roadster « Auto Review (http://autoreview.belproject.com/item/195)

Holy cow, 740 hp 6.3 liter V12!!!

Does GM have a Performance Playground a la Brabus? I know Irmscher does something like that on this side of the pond, but that's childplay compared to what Brabus does and offers...

This is what happens when 3 great competetors go at it tooth and nail to make a marque better. Of course I am referring to Barabus, Renntech and AMG.

AND ... Have you ever seen what Alpina can do to a BMW??? OMG!!!! you can't and won't believe it! do a search.

And Cadillac has how many tuners http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/confused.gif zerro, notta, nil and none! http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/mad.gif

This just might begin to explain why I just purchased a new to me "Cosworth Mercedes", those who know will know and those who don't perhaps never will!http://forums.aaca.org/images/icons/frown.gif

I am sorry but I have to admit that I am getting really, really, really, really, really, really,really, really, really,really tired of watching my 2001 N* Eldorado temperature gauge waiting for the head gasket to BLOW!!

Happiest day of life was selling V12 BMW850CI Just sold 1989 Buick Reatta. Own 2001 Eldorado ESC. Just added a Cosworth Mercedes, Yahoo!!!

I spent most of my money on beer and women, the rest I just wasted!

Destroyer
08-07-06, 07:47 PM
Post a pic of the 2.3-16. Those are pretty cool cars, I actually drove one brand new in '87. My father was buying a 300E and I convinced the salesman to let me drive the 190 cause it looked cool and had a manual trans. Fastest thing I drove up until that point but I was only 16. Looking back at the specs now it seems just average but I remember that little 4 banger made some great noises and the car felt tight. Good luck with it. :thumbsup:

EDBSO
08-07-06, 08:17 PM
Destroyer you come close to blowing me away!

a 16V out front saying bye bye to a M3! (http://www.angelfire.com/super2/ellisracing/mbslide.wmv)

Mine http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b53/edbso/69_12.jpg

The perfect "Q Ship" (sleeper). http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b53/edbso/79_3.jpg after Cosworth got through with it.

To the rest FYI In August at the Nardo, Italy, track the 190 2.3-16V had set three world records; the fastest average speed of 154.06 miles per hour (247.939kph) was for 50,000 kilometers. And twelve international class endurance records were also established there- from 1,000 kilometers at 153.54 miles per hour to the 24 hours at 153.30 mph (246.713kph).

Those cars were only slightly modified from the regularly available stock version. The windshield wipers, headlight wipers, and outside rearview mirrors were removed, and headlight and grille shields were fitted. The rear axle ratio was changed to 2.65:1. Tires were Pirelli P7s. Otherwise, the cars were standard. The engine of the 2.3-16V model developed Cosworth engineers, have the light alloy cylinder head with twin (dual) overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder, electronically controlled (Bosch LE Jetronic) fuel injection, air bathed injection valves, single poly-V-belt, hydraulically damped engine bearings, and an oil cooler.

Since Mercedes Benz created this car for racing it has many special components like a Getrag manual transmission with a dog leg first gear. A hydro pneumatic multilink rear suspension keeps the tires in contact with the road. From the factory, an aerodynamic package was fitted, which consisted of a front spoiler, wheel arches, side skirts, rear valance and rear wing. This reduced lift dramatically, which aided handling. A low coefficient drag (cd) of .32 helped give the German car a 141 mph top speed. The US bound cars used different cams and had a smaller compression ratio plus a more restrictive exhaust. Horsepower was down slightly to167 hp from the European model’s 185hp but different gearing allowed the US model to accelerate almost as quickly with a 137mph top speed.

Since only 2000 were imported into the US, the 190E 2.3 16V has a strong following and is a collectable. This makes this car as much of a rare bird as a Ferrari. The fact that this car has FIA world records and multiple DTM championships is more than enough to make it desirable. The 190E 2.3 16V was designed for the purpose of motor sports, which lends an air of exotica.

Now if only a tuner could do this to a cadillac.

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