SL55, 575 Maranello or V12 Vanquish?

Discussion in '2003 Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG' started by Zoomy3, Aug 10, 2002.

  1. Personally, I think the order goes 575, V12, SL55 but tell me what you think because I'm interested to know. They're all amazing supercars but hands down, which would you rather have?

    Keep in mind that the 575 Maranello was built solely to be better than the other two, but don't let that sway you.
     
  2. Re: SL55, 575 Maranello or V12 Vanquish?

    well the Vanquish is definitly on top of my list !!
    THe most beautifull looking car right now, with the Murcielago.
    But for 2nd place.... i really don't know what to pick
    as Much as i would dream of owning ANY ferrari, the SL looks better to me...well not better, just different.
    the 575 is definitly the fastest but. the other 2 cars are just so amazing inside and outside. if you could put Ferrari's V12 and gear box inside the SL it would be the most amazing car around.
    So.... it's a tie with the SL slightly better.... i think<!-- Signature -->
     
  3. Re: SL55, 575 Maranello or V12 Vanquish?

    Of course its all opinion, but I would pick the Maranello because there is nothing out there like it. At all. The SL55 looks like all other Benz's. Don't get me wrong, its gorgeous but its actually pretty similar to many of the other Benz's that arre not on it's level. The CLK-GTR was a sweet surprise, this was not.<!-- Signature -->
     
  4. Re: SL55, 575 Maranello or V12 Vanquish?

    I'm a convertible freak, so not a good comparison for me. I've got an SL55 on order for delivery late this year early next. That being said, if I could afford or find a 360 modena spider F1, that is my first choice.

    Once outside convertibles, The 575 is best machine, but the Vanquish is way cooler looking. Tough choice really. I was high on the Vanquish until I read a test at Nardo showed performance that was WELL below the manufacturer's specs. Until those specs are verified by someone else, I would have to go with the proven machine.

    OK, enough babble, here you go:
    -SL55 (I only buy convertibles)
    -575
    -Vanquish
     
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    well the 360 spider is as expensive as the SL55 AMG !!

    the Vanquish is the best looker of both the Ferrari and benz IMO <IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif">
    i love convertibles too <IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif"> coupes come close 2nd <!-- Signature -->
     
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    The 360 spider runs about $250k on the secondary market. My order for the an SL55 will come in around $150k when all is said and done. That last $100k puts its out of reach. I've got my name on a list for a 360 spider, but I'm 3 years out. By then, it will probably be the 365 spider (I wonder what that will bring).
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from big stevie</i>
    <b>The 360 spider runs about $250k on the secondary market. My order for the an SL55 will come in around $150k when all is said and done. That last $100k puts its out of reach. I've got my name on a list for a 360 spider, but I'm 3 years out. By then, it will probably be the 365 spider (I wonder what that will bring).</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->

    well the spider costs about 130 000 $ in Europe as much as the SL55 AMG :]:]:]<!-- Signature -->
     
  8. Re: SL55, 575 Maranello or V12 Vanquish?

    I heard that from someone else as well. Lucky you! I'm speaking with an importer now. I'm trying to figure out if the conversion from Euro to US specs hinders performance. Any input?
     
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    <!-- QUOTE --><center><hr width="90%"></center><blockquote><i>Quote from big stevie</i>
    <b>I heard that from someone else as well. Lucky you! I'm speaking with an importer now. I'm trying to figure out if the conversion from Euro to US specs hinders performance. Any input?</b></blockquote><center><hr width="90%"></center><!-- END QUOTE -->


    Here's some input, stop lying you idiot. Yeah, you can buy this car and order a 360 spyder and your on this site and not at work. At least try talking like an adult if you're going to lie.

    Hey guys, I'm ordering a F-50 or a McLaren, but I don't know both performance numbers, any input?

    Angus<!-- Signature -->
     
  10. Re: SL55, 575 Maranello or V12 Vanquish?

    SL55AMG-It's one of the most beautiful cars ever created. It's a coupe and a convertible in 16secs. With massive power and torque, and a 0-300 time of 32.5secs.

    Ferrari 575MM-One of the greatest ever to come out of maranello,it's engine and gearbox is unmatched but it's not as beautiful as the SL. A true great driver's car

    AM Vanquish-The slowest one here, V-12 sounded awesome and the looks doesn't appeal to me as much as the above 2.<!-- Signature -->
     
  11. Re: SL55, 575 Maranello or V12 Vanquish?

    Actually, the Vanquish is not the slowest one here, its the second fastest. The Benz is by far the slowest. Thats what turns me off about it. The convertible/coupe thing is cool, but its not really on the level of the 575/Vanquish.<!-- Signature -->
     
  12. Re: SL55, 575 Maranello or V12 Vanquish?

    as far as i can remember the Sl does 0-100 in 4.5 sec (so i'v heard) or maybe 4.7 !!

    it beats both to 300km/h and has the highest top-speed (with proper tires) of about 330km/h
    <IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/servlets/cMsg/html/emoticons/smile.gif">

    remember the SL has an auto gear box... oretty nice performences beating the 360 modena (that is supposed to be some 'race' car for the street)<!-- Signature -->
     
  13. Re: SL55, 575 Maranello or V12 Vanquish?

    The AMG will beat both cars 0-300kph with 10sec
    max speed of the AMG is 325kph
     
  14. Re: SL55, 575 Maranello or V12 Vanquish?

    I don't know about the Vanquish, but I know that the 575 will beat it because the 550 did and I assume that the 575 is faster than the 550. And Also the 360 is as fast or faster than the SL.

    Angus
     
  15. Re: SL55, 575 Maranello or V12 Vanquish?

    Angisio,
    So as to avoid a pathetic-on-line-pissing-contest, I'll disregard the previous comment. I do have both cars on order, I can't afford both, but I am buying one or the other. Unfortunately, I am of sufficient age to be EASILY considered and adult <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/cboardhtml/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>

    That being said, have you read the newest Motor Trend that compares a 360 spider, SL55, Z8, and DB7. Their performance stats are somewhat different than what I've seen elsewhere, but they found the SL55 slightly faster than the 360 at 60 and the 1/4 mile. Take it for what its worth, but it was a pretty good article. They had mario andretti driving.
     
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    I would take the SL cause of the design,speed,and looks better
     
  17. Re: SL55, 575 Maranello or V12 Vanquish?

    The order goes from SL55,575,Vanquish
     
  18. Re: SL55, 575 Maranello or V12 Vanquish?

    yes, if ur going from weakest to best
     
  19. Re: SL55, 575 Maranello or V12 Vanquish?

    I have seen 360's reguarly at 150-200k, even less sometimes.
     
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    id take the 575 cause of the driving feel. id never consider the vanquish cause its v12 is just 2 taurus v6s. go check car adn driver if u dont belive me. the sl55 is nice, but not the same class.
     
  21. Re: SL55, 575 Maranello or V12 Vanquish?

    The SL 55 would be my answer because all hand made exotic cars are incredibly high maitenence. A friend of mine has owned the 575 and a DB7 vantage (yes I know its not the Vanquish but for the sake argument lets say the major components are similiar). The Ferrari's, which is an incredible driving machine, transmission broke and almost gave him a bill worth over 100 grand. and DB7's eletronics were a constant hassle. Though exotic cars are fun on the autobon a "mass produced" veichle is far more practical.
     
  22. Re: SL55, 575 Maranello or V12 Vanquish?

    The SL is the cheapest of the 3 but the car with the best build quality and great classical looks. well i read the vanquish costs 250.000Euro for that price you can nearly have an Mercedes SLR! i think the SL has by far the best all day drive qualitys. Or you wait a bit and buy the SL65 AMG with 612 HP and blast the shit out of the Aston Martin.
     
  23. Re: SL55, 575 Maranello or V12 Vanquish?

    575,SL55, V12
     
  24. Re: SL55, 575 Maranello or V12 Vanquish?

    i would take the SL55 with the performance package
     
  25. Re: SL55, 575 Maranello or V12 Vanquish?

    I just wanted to say that I don't (could be wrong)think that the SL55 is a supercar. The price of the 575 and the Vanquish are a lot more. I think that the SL55 does a nice job of keeping up with the comp, but for sure not better.(but I sure do love the top-down) I don't mean to be rude but 575 was built to perform. The SL55 and Vanquish where built with luxuary and in my opinon look better then the 575. But your asking me which I would take, well I would take the Vanquish but only because of the style. Now if you pulled alone side me in my Vanq, I would turn and run.....nuff said

    Aston just needs to lighten the cars and add a little more power, put leave the price where it is.
     

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