SL65 - 1200 Nm of torque ?!

Discussion in 'European Cars' started by liran, Sep 15, 2004.

  1. The engine produce 1000 Nm of torque to the car, but according to EVO magazine, it can actually produce 1200~ Nm, but it's reduced so the the drivetrain won't be broken. Is it true ?
    And if it is - Write your opinion - People with this car should improve the drivetrain and then get the whole potential of the engine, increase the torque without any difficult effort ?

    from EVO:
    "In fact, the torque of this extraordinary V12 is capped, presumably so as not to destroy the rest of the drivetrain - unrestricted it would churn out almost 900lb ft (1200Nm)"
     
  2. That´s true!
     
  3. I know for a fact that is entirely true. My b/f works for a car mag and he got the official press release. I remember him saying the auto transmission can't handle the torque so they restricted it.
     
  4. Then write your opinion - Is it worth to unrestrict it ?
     
  5. The Brabus 6.3L version of the 5.5L Biturbo V12 version. (so basically an even higher tuned version than the 65) has 1026 NM and I'm not sure wether they've capped it, just that they hand-chose every cluth+tranny that is build in a car that get that engine.

    I've heard the same rumor though.
     
  6. Take that engine, don´t limit it, build a new tranny and put it into the Pagani Zonda to make it the ultimate supercar!
     
  7. too heavy?? too much torque?<A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
  8. Not much heavier than the 7.3 liters AMG engine they are using right now.
    Can there be too much torque if you have a tranny to handle it? <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>
     
  9. I could imagine that the twinturbos add some weight, don't they?

    Well, can't be a bad thing to have twice the torque of an enzo, right?<A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
  10. Can't the new 7G Tronic handle that torque?
     
  11. Probably!
    If so, we will see a CLS 65 next year!
     
  12. Nah it can't even take the 5.5 L supercharged V8 or 600 models.
     
  13. What a pity that this engine and tranny isn´t available to any car maker than Mercedes. Pgani has to stick with the 7.3-liters AMG engine (which even is not allowed to have the AMG badge on it).
     
  14. who cares, for me pagani badges> amg badges
     
  15. Do you know of any existing transmissions that can handle that much torque?
     
  16. Im sure an old school Rolls ROyce box can, or a supra box
     
  17. 900 lb? gimme so more.
     
  18. yes but the RR bocks will take forever to shift<A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
  19. I confirm...
     
  20. Write more - About unrestrict it, more info, and why didn't Mercedes invested a bit more, and sell a 1200 Nm car.
     
  21. There are several hundred threads about engine tuning on this site. Just look for them.
     
  22. But I'm talking about this specific 1200 Nm engine
     
  23. Like 200nm makes a differance when you already have 1000 to play with. All you are gonna do with that extra 200nm is wear out your tyres 20% quicker.
     
  24. All engines are basically the same. I could get 1200 Nm out of my car's engine the same way you could get 1200 Nm out of this engine.
     

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