Mk5 GTI vs. SL55 AMG

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Mk5 GTI vs. SL55 AMG

Postby Perpetuus » Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:34 am

The other day I was at a stop light with a SL55 AMG beside me, driven by a middle-aged woman. I had no intention of racing her, but the temptation to step on it was too great. Out of 1st gear I had a slight lead, then in 2nd gear I was on par with her. By the time I was reaching for my 3rd gear she pulled away, which was when I realized that she had tried to get into my lane all along so she could get on the on-ramp. What can I say though, that V8 growl sounded nice as she overtook me and greeted me a sight of with her quad exhaust pipes.

But still beaten by a middle-aged woman in slushbox. :?

There couldn't have been any other outcome though. Money vs. skill, lol.

The current SL55 AMG has 510hp. Mine? a modest 200hp.
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Re: Mk5 GTI vs. SL55 AMG

Postby Nychold » Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:44 am

Perpetuus wrote:The other day I was at a stop light with a SL55 AMG beside me, driven by a middle-aged woman. I had no intention of racing her, but the temptation to step on it was too great. Out of 1st gear I had a slight lead, then in 2nd gear I was on par with her. By the time I was reaching for my 3rd gear she pulled away, which was when I realized that she had tried to get into my lane all along so she could get on the on-ramp. What can I say though, that V8 growl sounded nice as she overtook me and greeted me a sight of with her quad exhaust pipes.

But still beaten by a middle-aged woman in slushbox. :?

There couldn't have been any other outcome though. Money vs. skill, lol.

The current SL55 AMG has 510hp. Mine? a modest 200hp.


She was a b**** anyway. I'm sure, with you gunning it, there was plenty of space BEHIND you for her to get over, but she had to get in front. Still, pretty good work keeping up as well as you did. :)
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Re: Mk5 GTI vs. SL55 AMG

Postby vedran » Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:30 pm

lol, nice job. you thinking about chipping any time soon?
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Re: Mk5 GTI vs. SL55 AMG

Postby Perpetuus » Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:47 pm

vedran wrote:lol, nice job. you thinking about chipping any time soon?


Oh, not just yet. I am really loving my aftermarket shocks and springs because they dynamically stiffen/soften according to road conditions. My next upgrade will be a set of stiffer front and rear swaybars, and after that a torque biasing limited slip differential. :wink:
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Re: Mk5 GTI vs. SL55 AMG

Postby vedran » Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:19 pm

sounds like you know what you're doing, the first thing that i "upgraded" in my car was my crappy suspension and sway bar. performance will come when i have another car, a garage to work on my car, and money for a turbo setup
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Re: Mk5 GTI vs. SL55 AMG

Postby watkins » Thu May 01, 2008 4:49 pm

paul34 wrote:haha, she wasn't even trying :lol:

:lol: :oops:

Damn, I get two great out of context quotes in five minutes
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