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    • Losing a race to a W211 E55 AMG is not embarrassing... unless it is pulling a trailer

      This is too good to not make the front page. E55 AMG's usually aren't used for towing but this particular owner has a hitch with a light trailer used to pull landscaping equipment. It is not pulling a three ton boat and this is something the 5.5 liter supercharged M113K V8 can easily handle with all its torque. That torque gets put to use against a 350Z that tries its luck with the E55 AMG from a low speed roll while it is pulling the trailer.

      Watching an E55 pull away from the Nissan while towing a trailer should make any AMG fans day.




      This article was originally published in forum thread: best kill ever...E55 vs... started by oldgixxer View original post
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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        This was going to be my first article today.
      1. richpike's Avatar
        richpike -
        Rep'd. That is one of the funniest things I've ever seen! So wish I had a friend with a 350z right now.

        -Rich
      1. mjmarovi's Avatar
        mjmarovi -
        lmao, @Sticky, yeah I saw this last night a buddy posted it on facebook. Pretty awesome
      1. oldgixxer's Avatar
        oldgixxer -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        This was going to be my first article today.
        Sorry Click here to enlarge
      1. 5soko's Avatar
        5soko -
        hahah thats sick.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        This is too good to not make the front page. E55 AMG's usually aren't used for towing but this particular owner has a hitch with a light trailer used to pull landscaping equipment. It is not pulling a three ton boat and this is something the 5.5 liter supercharged M113K V8 can easily handle with all its torque. That torque gets put to use against a 350Z that tries its luck with the E55 AMG from a low speed roll while it is pulling the trailer.

        Watching an E55 pull away from the Nissan while towing a trailer should make any AMG fans day.

        Click here to enlarge

      1. scflaw's Avatar
        scflaw -
        I bet that 350z didn't have a testpipe, or else it would have demolished the e55! /sarc

        Right, Sticky?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by scflaw Click here to enlarge
        I bet that 350z didn't have a testpipe, or else it would have demolished the e55! /sarc

        Right, Sticky?
        Most likely. Maybe the trailer made the E55 too aerodynamic.
      1. scflaw's Avatar
        scflaw -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Most likely. Maybe the trailer made the E55 too aerodynamic.
        It must be! i can think of no other reason!
      1. ChuckD05's Avatar
        ChuckD05 -
        LOL
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        350z without teh testpipe!!?? LOL SMHHHHHH!!!!1
      1. alex@ABRhouston's Avatar
        alex@ABRhouston -
        I was pulling a twin axle trailer and my old E36 M3 on it from the tuner up near dallas........... a 350Z was getting on the freeway, and was trying to cut me off in front of a car..... so I moved over to the hammer lane and put it to the floor...... we went from about 60ish to 100, there wasn't anything he could to to get in front of me lol

        Granted, my truck put 415/790 to the ground.... so it aint no slouch Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        I need a big boost diesel truck in my life.
      1. rdeterman's Avatar
        rdeterman -
        Those trailer tires were the ones getting beat the most.. probably not meant for much over 55mph.. Good kill!
      1. alex@ABRhouston's Avatar
        alex@ABRhouston -
        I just rebuilt the driveshaft/carrier bearing on the rear shaft today.
        Had to make sure the low speed vibration was gone.....

        Ever seen a 7500lb truck do a john force style burn out? I have to warn people who have never driven it, because it gets away from you quickly, and its like trying to drift a skool bus.
        Seriously, this truck will murder the rear tires from a stop for 100 yards, into second gear (35x12.50x18 Extreme all terrain Pro-comp tires)....
        I rebuilt the limited slip and added some shims to make it lock up harder. It will even haze the tires off at 10-15 mph if i roll into it hard.


        BTW, a full boost 4x4 launch at the track will net a 1.7 60' Click here to enlarge
        too bad it still only runs a 13.1
      1. onisyndicate's Avatar
        onisyndicate -
        Dude i wont give you car lengths. But I'll pull a JD riding lawn mower and a trailer behind me and still beat you! HAHAHHAHAHA


        Love it man. I found a E63 wagon on autotrader the other day. I honestly think that'll me my Date night car after I get the subi XT.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
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      1. Torgus's Avatar
        Torgus -
        fwiw that trailer and tractor combined is like 600lbs.

        It's really not that amazing when you think about it: Blown 5.5l V8 with 3 passengers smokes NA 3.5l V6. It could probably beat the 350 without the blower.

        but it is still amusing, especially as the 350 guy was apparently talking $#@!.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Torgus Click here to enlarge
        fwiw that trailer and tractor combined is like 600lbs.

        It's really not that amazing when you think about it: Blown 5.5l V8 with 3 passengers smokes NA 3.5l V6. It could probably beat the 350 without the blower.

        but it is still amusing, especially as the 350 guy was apparently talking $#@!.
        It's not an E55 beating a 350Z it's that it was done with a trailer that makes it all the more amusing.
      1. Torgus's Avatar
        Torgus -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It's not an E55 beating a 350Z it's that it was done with a trailer that makes it all the more amusing.
        Because drag racing with a trailer is dangerous for everyone involved?