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    Standing mile test in London by Autocar magazine

    Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren captures London Land Speed Record
    Posted Jul 17th 2006 8:02PM by John Neff
    Filed under: Etc., Supercars, Mercedes Benz



    Weekly British automotive mag Autocar recently shut down the London City Airport because they wanted to find out what car was the fastest in London. Amidst a field that included hometown hero Bentley's Continental Flying Spur, as well as a Ford GT (it lost to the British-built SLR by nary 1.4 mph, fix!), Corvette Z06, Shelby Daytona Cobra, Porsche 911 Turbo, BMW M6, Alpina B5, and Vauxhall Maloo, the SLR McLaren was able to post the fastest time of 175.7 mph on the one-mile long airport runway. No word on how fast the bike in picture went, though.

    The record attempt marks the fastest a car has ever been driven legally in London and will be submitted to the Guiness Book of World Records. Here are the final trap speeds of the other contestants.

    Mercedes McLaren SLR - 175.7 mph
    Ford GT - 174.3 mph
    Corvette Z06 - 167.0 mph
    Porsche Turbo - 162.6 mph
    BMW M6 - 162.5 mph
    Shelby Daytona Cobra - 159.7 mph
    Alpina B5 - 155.4 mph
    Bentley Flying Spur - 157.4 mph
    Vauxhall Maloo - 160.8 mph

    Re: Standing mile test in London by Autocar magazine

    What, no Carrera GT? Hmmm... very suspicious

    Re: Standing mile test in London by Autocar magazine

    No Enzo either. But we know they would have both been faster than the SLR.

    Re: Standing mile test in London by Autocar magazine

    a question above 100 mph wich is faster? CGT or ENZO?

    Re: Standing mile test in London by Autocar magazine

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    xandi911 said:
    a question above 100 mph wich is faster? CGT or ENZO?


    Do you have a spare Enzo and CGT on hand? We'll see.

    Re: Standing mile test in London by Autocar magazine

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    355Spider said:
    Quote:
    xandi911 said:
    a question above 100 mph wich is faster? CGT or ENZO?


    Do you have a spare Enzo and CGT on hand? We'll see.



    From several tests it seems that they are both almost neck and neck up to 270 km/h. I still don't understand whether the 34-second 0-300 km/h time at Nardo was right or not.

    Re: Standing mile test in London by Autocar magazine

    This test was a crapshoot. Did anyone really think the SLR would loose to these other cars? The times are interesting though...

    Re: Standing mile test in London by Autocar magazine

    Neither the Enzo or the CGT can currently be bought new in the UK so are not eligible, as it's only for new production cars. What's a shame is that there was no Veyron there.

    Guy

    Re: Standing mile test in London by Autocar magazine

    no one commented how the Z06 was faster than the Turbo

    Re: Standing mile test in London by Autocar magazine

    Remember seeing a "Car" or "EVO" that the first Veyron has landed in the UK already. So its a pitty that they did not get a chance to use that.

    Re: Standing mile test in London by Autocar magazine

    I was just watching a video on F1 and they quoted a 0-125-0 statistic for an F1 car by Renault. Can anyone hazard a guess as to what the time was. For comparison sake the TT does 0-100-0 in about 12.5. The Bugatti Veyron in 9.5.















    The Renault F1 car does 0-125-0 in 7 seconds. That's fast.

    Re: Standing mile test in London by Autocar magazine

    4 G's under braking.

    Re: Standing mile test in London by Autocar magazine

    I think they wasted their time, about 1-2 years ago the 5th Gear program raced Jenson Buttons F1 car against some big bike and powerboat at the same airport. I would expect they went faster than the SLR. They are claiming the London Land Speed Record, where does a available production car come in to it?

    Re: Standing mile test in London by Autocar magazine

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    355Spider said:Porsche Turbo - 162.6 mph




    Motor Trend tested the 996 Turbo in the standing mile in their November 2000 issue and recorded a speed of 161.58 mph... in 105 degree F weather!!

    What's up with the 996 Turbo being only 1 mph slower in the standing mile? Was the UK test a good indication of the 997 Turbo's true abilities??

     
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