Rob MacNeil aka oldgixxer ran his bone stock Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG down the 1/4 mile during a private track rental at Atco Raceway in New Jersey last week. After a couple low 12 second shakedown runs, he managed to produce a record breaking run of 11.952 @ 118.32 MPH. Weather was excellent for the track rental with an approximate DA of -1600 during the runs and the track prep was good allowing for some aggressive launching. His 60′ time for the run was 1.83, which shows the car could have went even quicker with a more aggressive launch – providing the tires and track prep could keep the car from breaking loose.
This is a significant run since it’s been long thought that the E63 was not nearly as stellar of a “drag car” as it’s predecessor, the E55 AMG, due to it’s normally aspirated engine and comparatively less amount of torque. It just took the right car, driver and conditions to produce the first 11 second run. For comparison purposes, the quickest stock E55 we have was produced by Enzom running a 11.775 @ 118.69 MPH.
Click on the link below to check out the scanned timeslip, pictures and most importantly video, showing Rob’s E63 breaking into the 11′s, with the baby car seat in the back and all, congrats Rob!