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    SLR 722 vs Ferrari 599 *VID*

    2 races

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCCZ839IRvg

    Re: SLR 722 vs Ferrari 599 *VID*

    Damn, that SLR is fast!

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    EDIT: Just noticed that the YT links says SLR722 but i dont think its the 722, looks like the normal SLR

    I always wondered why they only do rolling start races. It would be interesting to see the results from a dead start.

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    skazzy said:
    EDIT: Just noticed that the YT links says SLR722 but i dont think its the 722, looks like the normal SLR

    I always wondered why they only do rolling start races. It would be interesting to see the results from a dead start.



    I would assume that they dont want to fry the clutch on their 300,000 euro 599, but hey, who knows...

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    That SLR sounds like a P-52 Mustang.

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    thats a regular SLR. the 722 would make the 599 look like its going in reverse.

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    errrr.... P-51

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    F599 raced Carrera GT at the same place and F599 lost again....

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    All very interesting, but, mysteriously, not enough people w/choices seem to want to buy an SLR (kinda like Lambo) .....and many 599 owners seem to simultaneously opt for CL63/65 or SL65 for complementary daily-use/wkend cars, rather than SLR/G/640....

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    VKSF said:
    All very interesting, but, mysteriously, not enough people w/choices seem to want to buy an SLR (kinda like Lambo) .....and many 599 owners seem to simultaneously opt for CL63/65 or SL65 for complementary daily-use/wkend cars, rather than SLR/G/640....



    So true! The many 599 owners who opt for CL63/65 or SL65 for complimentary daily-use/wkend cars, rather than SLR/G/640 do seem affected with herd/pack/unoriginal thought mindset/sad dna issues/costume drama ocd etc..

    Maybe SF/Greenwich/london wealth guilt counselors need to team with local herpatologists/ex Dodge salesmen for interventions of taste/envy/status on combo 599/SL65/CL63 fantasy owners before herds of Hyundai/12ga/UFO visitors rampage the 599/SL65 estate/gated areas

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    deedee said:

    F599 raced Carrera GT at the same place and F599 lost again....



    Of course the 599 lost, any other result would have been strange. And according to the video, the difference between the SLR and the 599 is marginal. No good outcome for a car that costs twice as much...

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    if anything, the veritable performance of the 599 against the latest itteration of elite supercars shows how adaptive the automative world is to performance...

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    JimFlat6 said:
    Quote:
    VKSF said:
    All very interesting, but, mysteriously, not enough people w/choices seem to want to buy an SLR (kinda like Lambo) .....and many 599 owners seem to simultaneously opt for CL63/65 or SL65 for complementary daily-use/wkend cars, rather than SLR/G/640....



    So true! The many 599 owners who opt for CL63/65 or SL65 for complimentary daily-use/wkend cars, rather than SLR/G/640 do seem affected with herd/pack/unoriginal thought mindset/sad dna issues/costume drama ocd etc..

    Maybe SF/Greenwich/london wealth guilt counselors need to team with local herpatologists/ex Dodge salesmen for interventions of taste/envy/status on combo 599/SL65/CL63 fantasy owners before herds of Hyundai/12ga/UFO visitors rampage the 599/SL65 estate/gated areas



    I had to look twice to make sure that this was you and not VKSF .

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    VKSF why don't you post pics of your 599, I think your the only one on the board with one.

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    trip said:
    VKSF why don't you post pics of your 599, I think your the only one on the board with one.



    I've been asking for months for pics of his car.
    I'd love to see them too as I believe it is the same color I have ordered.
    Silverstone.

    On another note, I don't understand why one would complement a 599 with a CL62/65, there are both comfy GTs.

    Perfect complement for a 599 would be an Enzo, or maybe a GT3RS/Stradale/Carrera GT.

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    I completely agree. If I owned a 599 I would have a CGT or GT2 for more sporting times. VK where are your pics?

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    Fanch said:
    Quote:
    trip said:
    VKSF why don't you post pics of your 599, I think your the only one on the board with one.



    I've been asking for months for pics of his car.
    I'd love to see them too as I believe it is the same color I have ordered.
    Silverstone.

    On another note, I don't understand why one would complement a 599 with a CL62/65, there are both comfy GTs.

    Perfect complement for a 599 would be an Enzo, or maybe a GT3RS/Stradale/Carrera GT.



    How can you possibly compare the comfort/safety/roominess of a CL63/65 with a 599/CGT/GT3RS/Enzo??? Given the funds, IMO a MB is a must in ones stable of exotics.

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    Quote:
    JimFlat6 said:
    Quote:
    VKSF said:
    All very interesting, but, mysteriously, not enough people w/choices seem to want to buy an SLR (kinda like Lambo) .....and many 599 owners seem to simultaneously opt for CL63/65 or SL65 for complementary daily-use/wkend cars, rather than SLR/G/640....



    So true! The many 599 owners who opt for CL63/65 or SL65 for complimentary daily-use/wkend cars, rather than SLR/G/640 do seem affected with herd/pack/unoriginal thought mindset/sad dna issues/costume drama ocd etc..

    Maybe SF/Greenwich/london wealth guilt counselors need to team with local herpatologists/ex Dodge salesmen for interventions of taste/envy/status on combo 599/SL65/CL63 fantasy owners before herds of Hyundai/12ga/UFO visitors rampage the 599/SL65 estate/gated areas



    LOL Jim, you're a clown

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    I couldn't resist!


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    JimFlat6 said:
    I couldn't resist!



    LOL

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    Quote:
    mp said:
    Quote:
    Fanch said:
    Quote:
    trip said:
    VKSF why don't you post pics of your 599, I think your the only one on the board with one.



    I've been asking for months for pics of his car.
    I'd love to see them too as I believe it is the same color I have ordered.
    Silverstone.

    On another note, I don't understand why one would complement a 599 with a CL62/65, there are both comfy GTs.

    Perfect complement for a 599 would be an Enzo, or maybe a GT3RS/Stradale/Carrera GT.



    How can you possibly compare the comfort/safety/roominess of a CL63/65 with a 599/CGT/GT3RS/Enzo??? Given the funds, IMO a MB is a must in ones stable of exotics.



    It would seem from your post that you have never test driven a 599.
    I have and I am sure VKSF will confirm, the most amazing thing about this car is its ride comfort!
    It is more comfortable in sport mode than my 02 Merc SL with ABC sport mode on, amazing but true.

    Judging by your post again, it would seem you haven't driven a GT3RS, in normal PASM mode, it is much much harder than a 997, let alone, a 599 of course.

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    Crash said:
    Quote:
    JimFlat6 said:
    Quote:
    VKSF said:
    All very interesting, but, mysteriously, not enough people w/choices seem to want to buy an SLR (kinda like Lambo) .....and many 599 owners seem to simultaneously opt for CL63/65 or SL65 for complementary daily-use/wkend cars, rather than SLR/G/640....



    So true! The many 599 owners who opt for CL63/65 or SL65 for complimentary daily-use/wkend cars, rather than SLR/G/640 do seem affected with herd/pack/unoriginal thought mindset/sad dna issues/costume drama ocd etc..

    Maybe SF/Greenwich/london wealth guilt counselors need to team with local herpatologists/ex Dodge salesmen for interventions of taste/envy/status on combo 599/SL65/CL63 fantasy owners before herds of Hyundai/12ga/UFO visitors rampage the 599/SL65 estate/gated areas



    I had to look twice to make sure that this was you and not VKSF .


    Me too and I was wondering why he post twice.

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    Seems the 599 they have been presenting to the mags is a little hot if you asked me.

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    355Spider said:
    Seems the 599 they have been presenting to the mags is a little hot if you asked me.



    Ditto.

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    Quote:
    Crash said:
    Quote:
    355Spider said:
    Seems the 599 they have been presenting to the mags is a little hot if you asked me.



    Ditto.



    What exactly do you mean with "hot"?


    Do we need fire extinguishers again?

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    The 599GTB has the Enzo engine.

    It may be hotter in the right hands!

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    Rossi said:
    Quote:
    Crash said:
    Quote:
    355Spider said:
    Seems the 599 they have been presenting to the mags is a little hot if you asked me.



    Ditto.



    What exactly do you mean with "hot"?


    Do we need fire extinguishers again?



    I'd check my garage if I were you.

    But seriously, a divergence of a full second from 0 to 200 km/h in some tests does sound fishy. It still makes it faster than almost anything else on the road, but I sincerely doubt the 10,3-second 0-200 km/h time when a CGT and the SLR beat it in the straight line (at least at low speeds). That's what 355Arthropod was trying to say.

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    JimFlat6 said:

    It may be hotter in the right hands!



    Exactly.

    The SLR for some reason leaps forward in the first meters in the video. Then they were more or less neck and neck. And since these cars are very close performance wise (even in tests) it is quite logical the 599 was unable to catch-up again having the disadvantage of a few km/h and meters, especially on a rather short straight (considering the speed) in contrary to an autobahn.

    Besides, there are lots of variables. Driver, was it broken in, did the launch speed suit the gearing etc.

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    1 sec is really nothing. Its not like one can run away from the other. We arent talking 997TT versus Austin 850 mini.

    Both are so fast, so quick, so devastating and sound so good that it comes down to emotion. Either one would be a great car to own.

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    JimFlat6 said:
    1 sec is really nothing. Its not like one can run away from the other. We arent talking 997TT versus Austin 850 mini.

    Both are so fast, so quick, so devastating and sound so good that it comes down to emotion. Either one would be a great car to own.



    Excatly!!!

    Decision factor for me was price of course.
    I've also been told that the auto box of the Merc is not very involving, I will confirm after a test drive.

     
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