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The 302 240Z ran a best of 7.80/86.5 MPH with 1.643 60 foot last night at Irwindale's 1/8 mile. That's about a 12.24 1/4 mile time. Not too bad considering the mild motor and small 215/60R14 BFG Drag Radials.

Lost in the 2nd round of the "import" bracket to a Mercedes AMG Compessor(?) something-or-other.I cut a bad light and was surpised to see the Mercedes ran a 8.20/90MPH. That's pretty fast for a Mercedes but then again it probably cost more than my house when I bought it.
 

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Yeah, those AMG's are pretty fast.
Did he have traction issues because he had a high 1/8 mile speed for an 8.20



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Just looked at the time slip and the AMG had a 2.11 60 foot.
90MPH in the 1/8 should be about a 7.50 pass.
 

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I have raced a fast Mercedes myself. This one was a big black 4 door sedan that was running 12.6's. No telling how much power it had to have to get that heavy car to run so fast. Great street sleeper.
 

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Well, the biggest of the big AMG Mercedes come equipped with a twin turbo 6 liter V-12 that pump out 604 hp and 738 lb/ft of torque. Now, with a Kompressor badge, that means it was supercharged, not turbocharged, so the top output is 5.4 liter V8 with a mere 500 hp and 516 lb/ft of torque. Now, none of these engines are in particularly light cars, but even the smaller, less powerful V8 will certainly make a &#8776;4000 lbs E-class sedan get up and run.
 

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Was it silver in color??
I seen a nice silver one run 11.33 at LACR one night....I was just DUMFOUNDED!!!
Of course, you can always find me like that!! LOL......
 

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There was a black AMG sedan at Kennedale last time I was there. Durn things are QUICK! It was beating me black and blue.

Oh wait. I was blue. It was black.
 

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My friends cousin has way too much money an amazing car collection including one of those big black 600HP Mercedes. Recently while at a slalom track he decided to try his "Benz" against his Testarossa just for fun. The Benz won!

After a few laps the brakes on the Mercedes were smoking, but it clearly made way more power.
 

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The AMG was a black 4 door. I'm pretty sure it was a E55 which has a 469HP 24valve 5.4 V8.

Even if I would have cut a decent light he still would have won 'cause the Datsun ran a breakout 7.805 on a 7.86 dial trying to catch the AMG.He ran a 8.206 on a 8.20. Not bad for a $81,000 bracket car.Ha.

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All this Mercedes talk got us sidetracked from the performance of your car. Nice runs in the little 240 Jim!
I especially like that 60 footer. I need to get my 60's down in that range from my current string of 1.74's.
I used to run those little 215 BFG's and I thought they were great.
 
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