Mercedes Benz 450 SLC, 1978 South America Rally
The Mercedes Benz 450 SLC added a new chapter in 1978 with a double victory
in the 30,000 kilometre South American Rally through ten countries. The
regulations did not allow tuned engines, so the four works-supported
Mercedes-Benz 450 SLCs had standard 4.5 litre V 8 engines, albeit
top-of-the-range engines with 227-234 hp instead of the production
version´s 217 hp.
The weighty coupe proved its stability in the course of this punishing
race: despite doing a quadruple lateral roll, the Finn Timo Mäkinen came
in fourth in the 40-day race which included around 6,000 km of special
stages - in a car that was somewhat the worse for wear, but still drivable.
The overall winners were Andrew Cowan/Colin Malkin (GB) ahead of
Mercedes-drivers Sobislaw Zasada/ Andrzej Zembrzuski (P) - double victory
This win encouraged Mercedes-Benz to continue development of 450 SLC rally
racing cars. For 1979 they fitted a new 5.0 litre all-aluminum engine into
the C107 platform and this car became known as the 450 SLC 5.0. A small
handful of homologation specials were made and sold the European market.
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Mercedes-Benz 500SLC and 190E 2.3-16 at Wakefield Park
In-car video from a Mercedes-Benz 500SLC following (for much of the video)
a Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16 at a Classic Rally Club drive day at Wakefield
Park motor racing circuit near Goulburn, NSW, Australia.
The rare 500SLC was a limited production coupe (which like the almost
identical 450SLC 5.0 which came immediately before it) sold to homologate
these coupes for entry in World Rally Championship events from 1978 to 1980
in which they competed with success including some victories.
The 190E 2.3-16 (also referred to as the "Cosworth" after the company which
designed the 16 valve cylinder head) was sold from the early until the late
1980s. It too was designed with motorsport in mind, initially as a rally
replacement for the 500SLC but eventually found success in European touring
car circuit racing.
The winter conditions on the southern tablelands at Wakefield Park were
very cold and windy which made it difficult to get any heat into the tyres.
The track was also wet in places, all making for difficult driving
Top Fuel Nitro Motorcycle Import vs Harley - Larry "Spiderman" Mcbride 5.83et @ 232mph
Dragbike Live was on location at the Manufacturers Cup Finals held November
12-14 2010 at South Georgia Motorsports Park in Georgia when Top Fuel Nitro
motorcycle legendary drag racer Larry "Spiderman" Mcbride against V-Twin
Top Fuel Harley rider Tommy Grimes aboard the Ray Price Top Fuel Nitro
entry met in the final round. Mcbride ran an incredible 5.830 elapsed time
at 232.75 miles per hour for the win! This was a historic final
round,marking the first time a V-Twin Top Fuel Nitro burner would face off
against an import Top Fuel Nitro Methane injected drag bike.
Autoklassiker: Wertarbeit mit Sammlerpotenzial - Mercedes 300 SL
Geneigter Stern im Kühlergrill, lange Motorhaube, kurzes Heck: Von 1971
bis 1989 baute Mercedes mit dem 300 SL den Inbegriff des luxuriösen
Roadsters. Noch sind gut erhaltene Exemplare bezahlbar und bieten reichlich
Fahrspaß - wenn man beim Kauf auf Kleinigkeiten achtet.
RAIDER METHANOL vs SNIPER UNLEADED drag racing suzuki yamaha
Drag race of Suzuki Raider Belang FU 150 with Methanol race fuel versus
Yamaha Sniper LC135 fueled with Standard Petron Unleaded Gasoline.
Suzuki raider is also called Satria FU150 in indonesia, Belang 150 in
and Yamaha Sniper mx is also called Jupiter MX in indonesa, 135LC LC135 in
Malaysia, Exciter in vietnam, X1r Spark 135 in thailand, Crypton X in
World's Greatest Drag Race 2!
It's back! The World's Greatest Drag Race returns with nine of the world's
best supercars, sports cars, and muscle cars for 2012 facing off in an epic
quarter-mile sprint for glory... and ultimate bragging rights! This year's
field includes all nine contenders from Motor Trend's 2012 Best Driver's
Car competition. We have the Lamborghini Aventador, Nissan GT-R Black
Edition, Ford Shelby GT500, McLaren MP4-12C, Jaguar XKR-S, Porsche 911
Carrera S, Subaru BRZ, Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series and Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 -- all gathered
together on an abandoned airstrip at El Toro Marine Base to find out which
car is the fastest. Obviously these nine competitors display a wide range
of power and performance, not to mention price tags. So why are we lining
them all up again for one gigantic, over-the-top drag race? It's simple...
Because We Can!
World's Greatest Drag Race 2 concludes our special 2012 Best Driver's Car
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