2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG vs 2007 Ferrari F430 Drag Racing Racelegal.com 6-29-2012
Friday night race your ride at qualcomm stadium racelegal drag racing 2007
Ferrari F430 vs 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG The body styling of the F430 was
revised from its predecessor, the Ferrari 360, to improve its aerodynamic
efficiency. Although the drag coefficient remained the same, downforce was
greatly enhanced. Despite sharing the the same basic Alcoa Aluminium
chassis, roof line, doors and glass, the car looked significantly different
than the 360. A great deal of Ferrari heritage was included in the exterior
design. At the rear, the Enzo's tail lights and interior vents were added.
The car's name was etched into the Testarossa-styled driver's side mirror.
The large oval openings in the front bumper are reminiscent of Ferrari
racing models from the 60s, specifically the 156 "sharknose" Formula One
car and 250 TR61 Le Mans cars of Phil Hill.
The F430 features a 4.3L V8 petrol engine derived from a shared
Ferrari/Maserati design. This new power plant was a significant departure
for Ferrari, as all previous Ferrari V8s were descendants of the Dino
racing program of the 1950s. This fifty year development cycle came to an
end with the entirely new 4.3L, the architecture of which is expected to
replace the Dino-derived V12 in most other Ferrari cars. The engine's
output specifications are: 490 PS (360 kW; 483 hp) at 8500 rpm and 465 N·m
(343 lb·ft) of torque at 5250 rpm, 80% of which is available below
3500rpm. Despite a 20% increase in displacement, engine weight grew by only
4 kg and engine dimensions were decreased, for easier packaging. The
connecting rods, pistons and crankshaft were all entirely new, while the
four-valve cylinder head, valves and intake trumpets were copied directly
from Formula 1 engines, for ideal volumetric efficiency. The F430 has a top
speed of 196 mph It's five and a half feet long. It weighs 8.8 pounds.
Height of an adult female, weight of a gallon or so of gas—these are the
critical dimensions of the carbon-fiber driveshaft running between the
engine and the rear-mounted transaxle in the new Mercedes SLS AMG. We note
this here because, despite the car's retro-gullwing looks, the SLS is
utterly bleeding edge—both in terms of its technical attributes and what
it represents for Mercedes' in-house tuner. It is not simply a Mercedes
with bigger wheels and a breathed-upon V-8 or V-12. It is, down to its
churning carbon-fiber core, AMG's first dedicated automobile and the very
antithesis of the overly complex and overweight half. The SLS is a serious
super sports car," says AMG chief of development Tobias Moers before taking
a shot at the SLR, a carbon-fiber-bodied car that still managed to weigh in
at 3858 pounds. "Our SLS weighs only 3572 pounds," he says, nearly 300
pounds lighter than the McMerc. Keeping the 182.6-inch-long, two-seat SLS's
mass in check is its entirely aluminum construction (save for that
driveshaft and steel A-pillars), a first for Mercedes-Benz. The aluminum
structure weighs just 531 pounds, Mercedes says.
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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Super car driver idiots [NO pics, only videos]
I got bored with all the "super car crashes"-videos here on YouTube that
only contained PICTURES, CRAPPY MUSIC or/and clips of pure racing cars on
official racing events.
This compilation DOES NOT include pure racing cars on official racing
events - only real life FAILures on the STREETS, made by people with more
money than driving skills...
(Though, even the best car drivers can crash too of course.)
Notice 1: The "Dodge Ram" may not be a super car, but still it's a SRT10
with the 8.3L Viper V10 which produces 510hp. Pretty super for a pick up,
don't you think? It has more power than several of the cars in this video.
The intention with this video was to show that skills doesn't come with
Notice 2: Tire is the preferred spelling in the U.S. and Canada. Tyre is
preferred in most varieties of English outside North America. And I'm from
Sweden. So please think outside your box (country), you who claims "tyre"
is incorrect spelling.
BEST OF 2011 SUPERCARS
⇩⇩⇩⇩⇩⇩ All the info on this video can be found here
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As promised, this is my BEST OF 2011 Supercars video! It features my best &
favorite supercar spots from the start of the year 2011 to the end! They're
all there: Ferrari Enzo, Aston Martin One-77, Maserati MC12, Lexus LFA,
Koenigsegg CCXR, Pagani Zonda R, Lamborghini LP700 Aventador, Gemballa
Mirage GT, Ferrari FXX, Bugatti Veyron, Porsche Carrera GT,
Lamborghini LP670-4 SV, Ferrari 599XX, Ferrari F40... and so on! I really
think you'll enjoy the 10 minutes of pure spotting awesomeness that is this
Everything was filmed by me and only me. Where? In Paris, Monaco, Le
Vigeant and Spa. I think this will be my last video of 2011, so I finish up
with a nice and long video! :)
Filmed with a Sony HDR CX700
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Lamborghini Owner V.S. Ferrari Owner!! (Aventador and F430 16M)
A Lamborghini Aventador Owner V.S. Ferrari F430 16M Owner argue about which
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thanks to both drivers, Both are good friends and there were no intentions
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Lamborghini Aventador driven hard in Rain by Autocar UK (LP700-4 road test)
Type Aventador LP700-4
Years built 2011 -
Presentation March 2011 Geneva Auto Show
Type of car Two door coupé, two seater berlinetta
Designed by Automobili Lamborghini SpA
Built by Automobili Lamborghini SpA
Wheelbase 2700 mm / 106.11 in
Overall length 4780 mm / 187.85 in
Overall width 2030 mm / 79.78 in
Overall height 1136 mm / 44.64 in
Front track 1720 mm / 67.6 in
Rear track 1700 mm / 66.81 in
Weight 1575 kg / 3473 lbs
Distribution 43/57% front / rear
Structure Carbon fiber monocoque with Aluminium front and rear frames
Body Carbon fiber engine bonnet, movable spoiler and side air inlets.
Aluminum front bonnet, front fenders doors; SMC rear fender
Suspension Front and rear horizontal monotube damper with push-rod system
ESP ESP/ ABS with different ESP charecteristics managed by drive sel
Brakes Dual hydraulic circuit brake system with vacuum brake Booster; front and rear CCB, 6-cylinder brake
callipers, 4-cylinder brake callipers
Front 400x38mm mm / 15.72 in
Rear 380x38mm mm / 14.93 in
Steering type Steering Gear with 3 different servortonic charcteristics
managed by drive select mode
Turning circle 12,5 m / 39 ft
Front tyre size 255/35 ZR19
Rear tyre size 335/30 ZR20
Front rim size 9 x 19 inch
Rear rim size 12 x 20 inch
Mirrors External mirror electrically foldable mm
Rear spoiler Moveable -3 positions depending on speed and drive select mode
Airbags Front dual stage driver airbag and front adaptive passenger airbag;
seats with side "headthorax" airbags; knee airbags
Type V-12 60 degree, MPI
Main Bearings 0
Cyl.Capacity 6498 cc / 396 ci
Bore & stroke 95 x 76,4 mm
Valve gear Variable valve timing electronically controlled
Compr. Ratio 11.8:1
Max.power 700 Bhp at 8250 rpm
Max.torque 690 Nm at 5500 rpm
Cooling system Water and oil cooling system in the rear with variable air
Emission contr. Catalytic converters with lambda sensors. Class : EURO 5 -
Engine management Lamborghini Iniezione Elettronica (LIE) with Ion current
Electr.system 12 V
Fuel system n.a.
Fuel type n.a.
Fuel cons. n.a.
Lubrication Dry sump
Type 4WD with Haldex generation IV
Clutch Dry double plate clutch
Disc diameter 235 mm mm / 9.24 in
1st gear ratio 0:1
2nd gear ratio 0:1
3rd gear ratio 0:1
4th gear ratio 0:1
5th gear ratio 0:1
Rev. gear ratio 0:1
Top speed 350 Km/h / 217 Mph
0 - 100 Km/h 2.90 sec.
Fuel 90 Liter / 24 Gallon
Engine oil 13 Liter / 3 Gallon
Cooling system 25 Liter / 7 Gallon
European MSRP 255,000 € (2011)
US MSRP USD 379,900
Current value Not yet on the second hand market