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SLR - Topgear

Luke R

Monza
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topgear have been driving the SLR in South Africa. will be aired in about 5 weeks apparantly. mercedes guy at the shoot said merc/mc good for 3.2 0-62 and 210max. i hate the thing but you cant argue with those sort of figures. apparantly makes the "SL55 sound like a metro". still rather have a CGT.

have some photos and will upload them once ive worked out the upload tool

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Driving this around South Africa!!! :eek:
When you mentioned the word "shoot" I got a tad worried!

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Nice face, shame about the arse. :roll:

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I think it looks good. Might not be classically beautiful but you can't argue with something as head turning as that.

Still doesn't look enough like a 993 Turbo for my taste. :wink:


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Without doubt the soft bits of the dog 8)

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I'd take the Carrera GT over this any day!

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Looks like a beast from almost any angle, however from the interior shot it looks like a semi automatic gear box in there. I've driven the 360 F1 & the Vanquish and both are lovely cars with crap gearboxes, is this going to be another one that should have stuck with an old fashioned manual gearbox????

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I thought the F1 change on the Ferrari was superb. Certainly quicker changes than any normal mortal can manage.

There is apparently a knack to it so have another go Paul I think you might like it.

If you have driven a manual Mercedes you will understand why it is not possible to have this as a manual. IMHO (and that of many others) their manual boxes are shocking.


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Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by StevenC on 04 December 2003

If you have driven a manual Mercedes you will understand why it is not possible to have this as a manual. IMHO (and that of many others) their manual boxes are shocking.



Agreed, they are VERY poor.

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being a mere driving test mortal, therefore not having a clue!, i would sure thurely think a 6spd manual would have a much better driving exp than a 5spd ferrari/maser sequential? please point me out if i am missing a big point?!




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6 speed manual would be excellent. Just not a Mercedes manual.

Speed of chnage is quicker with sequential box (hence why they are used in F1). You are right though Luke probably makes no difference to mortals like you or I who don't have Personal Bests to beat.


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Has made me come over all warm looking at those pics. Wow.
But I would still rather the CGT any day.......Soon?
Did the lottery for wednesday.
I get my metro (sl 55) on the 11th of Jan 2004. Should be an interesting change.
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