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Bought an AMG or M5 recently?

Postby POESY » Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:51 pm

And now want a bit more power.

Then you need to sack the german barge and get some "Thunder from Downunder" :shock:

http://www.pistonheads.com/news/default ... ryId=19357

Shows you how things move on - 4 years ago i paid that for 400hp, now you get nearer 600 - NICE!!
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Postby presa900 » Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:57 pm

Saw this the other day, looks 8) 8) 8)

Especially like the sound of the exhaust, 102dba in 'Optimum' mode 8) 8) 8)

It's still a vauxhall though :lol:

The one and probably only thing that the M5 lacks is an exhaust note that shows off the V10......that may get rectified soon though :wink:
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Postby POESY » Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:59 pm

The BM is down on power a bit compaired with the vauxhall though :lol: (and miles behind in terms of torque!!)
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Postby presa900 » Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:04 pm

POESY wrote:The BM is down on power a bit compaired with the vauxhall though :lol:


What it loses out on in power it makes up for in sheer class, looks, refinement and toys.....
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Postby POESY » Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:09 pm

presa900 wrote:
What it loses out on in power it makes up for in sheer class, looks, refinement and toys.....


And there's me thinking it's supposed to be the "ultimate driving machine" :wink:

Anyway, whatever, 8) monaro, just need to find £45k now :cry:
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Postby danr55 » Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:30 pm

saw this too. Impressive figures. doesnt really float my boat though :?
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Postby The Swede » Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:35 pm

True. More a competitor for the Evo or Scoob though than for an M5 or big AMG.

It is much more raw as a car. Cannot imagine driving quickly to Prague overnight with that and getting out of the car as fresh as I went in.

So good as second car sure.
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Postby POESY » Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:03 am

The Swede wrote:True. More a competitor for the Evo or Scoob though than for an M5 or big AMG.



I think your spot on - with the evos and scoobs quickly lossing their status as the must have performance bargain i think these, plus the falcon which ford are hinting at selling over here shortly, will be the next big thing - i love em :D
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Postby The Swede » Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:54 pm

POESY wrote:
The Swede wrote:True. More a competitor for the Evo or Scoob though than for an M5 or big AMG.



I think your spot on - with the evos and scoobs quickly lossing their status as the must have performance bargain i think these, plus the falcon which ford are hinting at selling over here shortly, will be the next big thing - i love em :D


In the UK, I would also not go again for 4WD performance car by all means.
There are many cool 'toys' around, and this one is really great.

I personally would maybe not go for it as I already get the 'big V8'-fun with the Merc, but go for something like a small sportscar.

If you drive a normal saloon at home however, this is really the beast.

Yesterday evening, when we took the Evo from Oulu airport, I actually told my girlfriend that normally, when I arrived in Finland, I was always amazed buy the power of the Evo.
This was the first time I drove it after the AMG and although it is fast, you really wait for that big shove of torque you get with a large engine.
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