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I was driving on Rt 17 North in Paramus, NJ and noticed a black E class staying very close to me on my left ( I was in the middle lane). I slowed down to see what the rear badges were and sure enough, it was an E55. So I downshift to third so he can hear me rev it up and he hits it and gets a jump on me. I caught him and cleanly passed him before we quickly came up on traffic at about 110 mph and had to hit the brakes HARD. He was surprised and pulled next to me to look me over because he seemed truly stunned that he had been beaten. I was more surprised than him. I would have thought a new E55 would have easily beaten a V, particularly since he had gotten a jump on me. This is not the first time I have been pleasantly surprised. Another time while emerging from the toll booths together, I beat an Audi RS6. Also beat a Porsche Turbo out of the tolls on the Garden State Parkway. I must be the only person I know who loves toll booths because it gives me an opportunity to bang through my gears to redline. I never thought a V would beat any of those cars. I do redline it and shift it hard but I would think they were all doing the same. Has anyone else beaten any of these 3 cars? I've been pleasantly surprised by how fast a bone stock 2004 V is.
 

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If the guy had you pull over is because he was OWNED! :hitstick: Nice kill, gives me hope I can beat one too.

I had a run in with one for a short distance but we weren't side by side. I had him the whole time and was leaving slowly when I was completely stock.
 

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Beat this one out of the tolls yesterday afternoon!
 

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I extend my congratulations; however, as the E55 driver appeared stunned at the loss, so do I. My father has an 2006 E55 and I have an 04 v and, although, I dont like to admit it his car is MUCH faster. I would say either he wasnt ready and you were, OR, you might have found the sweet spot for our cars, and the 'achillies heel' RPM range for the E55.

Either way, a win is a win!!! congrats.
 

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Congrats on the kill! Odd though as the E55 is the faster car without question. DO you know if it was it a current E55 or the last generation which is packing way less power?
 

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Nice spanking of the Ubermetal. Always nice to see the Vaterland bow to the good 'ol US!

As for the toll booth babe, Id be hittin that like Evil8's avatar babe...gives new meaning to "pounding the gears"

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Kill stories, while exciting for some, have little relationship to reality. A current model E55 will puke all over us in a controlled environment. As will a Porsche 996 Turbo. Take the controls out of the environment, and we get kill stories.
 

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Kill stories, while exciting for some, have little relationship to reality. A current model E55 will puke all over us in a controlled environment. As will a Porsche 996 Turbo. Take the controls out of the environment, and we get kill stories.
Very true words, but it was still fun!
I really do love the V and am still glad that I chose it over the RS6 I ordered (except maybe in February when it snows often). The autostick cars are great but there is still no substitute for the satisfaction you get from shifting manually and matching revs on a downshift.
 

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globed70 said:
Kill stories, while exciting for some, have little relationship to reality. A current model E55 will puke all over us in a controlled environment. As will a Porsche 996 Turbo. Take the controls out of the environment, and we get kill stories.
I can't argue with your logic, but the very lack of controls involved in street racing is what makes it fun. How good is the driver? Who gets the jump? Who botches a shift or shift point? Who backs out of the throttle first? Who loses their nerve?

I would certainly expect to beaten by an E55. I recently got a decent spanking from a 996 Turbo. However, on the street, anything can happen. As Vdrenaline found out, "Its better to live one day as a lion than a hundred years as a lamb.":devil:

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Similar Experience.

After comming back from the Dyno on Wednesday, I was out cruising around. I was stuck at a light (in the far right of 3 lanes), lined up against a truck and a minivan (WOOT!), I pull out about 3/4 power, just to get clear of the traffic behind me, when I see a white convertible (top up) weaving all over the place. He gets past the light traffic, and I see it's a new body style SL Mercedes.

I've spanked my share of xx500 Mercedes before (and demolished the SL300's), so I figure no problem here. We were at about 65 MPH (i was still in 3rd), he pulls up next to me, and gives me the smarmy euro 'better than thou' look, so I new it was on. We poth laid on it, jumping at the same time. I was surprised that I only pulled 1/2 car on him to the top of third. After the shift we were even. We then ran up to about 125, and he had put 1/2 car on me, when we had to shut down due to traffic. He looked over, and was p!$$ed. I was shocked, but gave the thumbs up. He zoomed ahead (no thumbs, jerk). I got a big smile on my face, as he pulled ahead. SL55. I guess 125K only buys you so much. :D I was surprised, I thought an SL55 would pack a lot more punch.

Caveat: See my sig for my minor mods. Also high 3rd-4th really seems to be a sweet spot for our car. And YES he was trying. I don't think it takes much to punch an automatic to the floor. This experience fits nicely in between a viper run I had at nearly the same conditions (although the Viper beat me by a few car lengths.)

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We poth laid on it, jumping at the same time. I was surprised that I only pulled 1/2 car on him to the top of third. After the shift we were even. We then ran up to about 125, and he had put 1/2 car on me, when we had to shut down due to traffic.

Caveat: See my sig for my minor mods.
"Gimme gimme gimme!" sayeth my Maggie.
 

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lawfive said:
"Gimme gimme gimme!" sayeth my Maggie.
I'd love to hear some L5 kill stories. Probabaly funny as Sh!t :D

-Chris
 

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There is no way you beat a 996 Turbo. Believe me, I tried about 2 months ago. It walked away from me like I was parked.
 

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There is no way you beat a 996 Turbo. Believe me, I tried about 2 months ago. It walked away from me like I was parked.
The only good thing about the beating I took from the 996 Turbo was that the sound coming out of those Porsche exhaust pipes (three car lengths ahead of me) at WOT was beautiful music to hear!:thepan:

No guts, no glory.

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