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…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series?

Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series

The Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series takes the country club favorite and leaves it out in the rain until it’s good and mad and then unleashes it onto the streets.

Based on the already beastly SL65, the AMG Black Series lightens the load to the tune of 550 pounds through the use of a carbon fiber hood, fenders, and trunk, as well as a fixed carbon fiber roof with integrated roll cage in place of the SL65’s retractable hard top.

A biturbo, 6.0-liter V12 provides the motivation, and with 661 hp and 738 lb.-ft. of torque on tap, and 60 flies by in 3.9 seconds on your way to a top speed of 199 mph.

They’re only making 200 of them for the States, and with a price tag of $320,000, it’s probably not something you’re going to see everyday buying milk at the grocery store, but if a low slung, wide body Mercedes creeps up in your rear view, proceed with caution.

[Mercedes-AMG]

[Via: Autoblog]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Hennessey SRT600?

SRT600

This might look like an ordinary Jeep Grand Cherokee, but with a uniquely located turbo (underneath the transmission) courtesy of John Hennessey, it’s now a Super Cherokee. Though Hennessey was just featured on DYH’s Tuner Tuesday for his 1000hp Viper, it’s hard to not give him a repeat showing with vehicles like this. The $27,900 SRT600 package turns an already powerful 420hp V8 into a ridiculously powerful 620hp monster, complete with a two year warranty. Seeing as the Jeep already pulls a .9 on the skidpad, has four wheel drive, and comes with all of the luxury any SUV owner could desire, Hennessey kept things simple and focused on the engine. Upgrades include:

  • Forged Pistons (9.5:1 compression ratio)
  • Forged Steel Connecting Rods
  • Ported & Polished Cylinder Heads
  • Balanced & Blueprinted Assembly
  • Single Turbocharger
  • Stainless Steel Turbo Headers
  • Single 44 mm Wastegate
  • Stainless Steel Dual 3 in. Exhaust System with Polished 4 in. Stainless Steel Exhaust Tips
  • Front Mounted Air-to-Air Intercooler
  • 3.5 in. Polished Inlet Tube with Blow-Off Valve
  • Upgraded Fuel Pump & Fuel System

So what does all that give you? How about:

  • 0 – 60 mph: 3.5 seconds
  • 0 – 100 mph: 8.9 seconds
  • 1/4 mile: 11.9 seconds @ 116 mph

Just to put that in perspective, your Hennessey powered grocery getter will now beat a Porsche Cayenne Turbo S in the quarter by more than a second. But the Cayenne is just another SUV, what about cars? Glad you asked. The SRT600 will also win in a quarter mile drag if you go against any of the BMW M cars, all of the Mercedes AMG cars except for the SL65, the Audi S6, the Corvette, the Porsche 911 S, and even the Lamborghini Gallardo. The only cars that manage to best the beast are the 911 Turbo and the Corvette Z06, though they only manage to do it by a half of a second (and their trunks are just about big enough for a pair of swim trunks).

Fast is good.

[Hennessey SRT600]

[Car And Driver – Hennessey SRT600]

[Via: Jalopnik]