Caught speeding today 130mph+
SLK 55 AMG with Kleemann S8 tuning including supercharger, LSD, chipping and other stuff including suspension. 596BHP. I bought it today at 2pm and am still giggling at what it does. I turned the traction control of briefly and pressed the loud pedal at about 40mph, it spun the wheels at 75mph as it changed gear. The suspension and LSD means it does corners too. Truely a scarey fun car.Posted 4 years ago
It is an Aston, and believe me for a first ever drive round a track I was ok with over 130 thanks, it was the corners that brain fried me, it seemed to bite harder the more I turned in on a “balanced throttle” – see learning the lingo too!
WCA – should a man who falls off ladders and is called WCA really be allowed out in that thing?Posted 4 years ago
I’ve done loads of track days. Favourite track car so far is a Caterham. The smile on my face while I was sliding that thing around corners almost split my face in two.
Fastest car was the Formula Ford. I was passing £100k cars like they were stood still in that.
If you can get sponsored onto a Palmer sports day then it is massively recommended. Wonderful day that was. M3 was the best racing car there for me.
Worst track day car was the Ferrari 360. Horrible to drive, not that quick, had pedals made for a small lady (I had to take my shoes off) and felt like a badly made Fiat inside.Posted 4 years ago
It’s an utterly brilliant experience. I’d recommend it to anyone. I was surprised at how brief the briefing was; Pull to the right and try not to crash, have a good day! I was expecting them to show us the track, how to take the corners etc. nuts. The Juno looked a bit like this;
I didn’t get as many laps as I’d have liked. Some person thought that a track smart car was a good idea, and rolled it. The marshals were rolling their eyes, apparently he’d rolled it 3 times before.Posted 4 years ago
WCA – should a man who falls off ladders and is called WCA really be allowed out in that thing?
What could possibly go wrong?
I haven’t broken anything for nine months since doing the ankle (if you don’t include the broken toe) and I have a clean licence and 9 year NCB. Even when I got nicked doing 140mph the policeman said I wasn’t driving dangerously, just too fast but that was a long time agoPosted 4 years agobinnersSubscriber
I’ve been pulled at 130 in a 50! Many moons ago, when i was young and stupid, on my old GSXR. Copper on a bike at about 1 in the morning on empty roads. He’d been after me for a good while apparently. He gave me a telling off – ” if You’d have done one single rear observation in the last 10 miles, you’d have known that I was behind you” – then told the girlfriend to ‘slow him down a bit!’ then he turned round, flashed his lights, gave me a wave and buggered off
I think he just enjoyed the chase. Can’t see anyone getting away with that nowadays. I thought my license was gone for sure! I had 9 points at the time anyway. The joys of being a motorbike courier for a living. Happy (more innocent) days! 😀Posted 4 years ago
Track days are great. I’ve done a few, but only ever on my motorbike.
I did a ‘knee down’ day at some place in Derbyshire. They guaranteed we would all get our knees down. And they were right! VF250’s. Not very quick but great for leaning over. By the end of the session everyone was easily taking two of the corners on the track with our knees dragging along the tarmac.Posted 4 years agosomafunkSubscriber
The merc probably cost less than a new middle of the range Ford Mondeo, i know what i’d rather have in my driveway – good choice of car WCA. A mate has just bought a 3 yr old 5.0L supercharged Range Rover with every possible extra for not “that much cash really”, it’s an utterly fabulous thing to drive and the interior is so luxurious to spend time in, it’s even good fun when you boot it although it does drink fuel at an alarming rate.
How many airbags does the merc have?, safety first eh 😉Posted 4 years agotrevron73Member
I got pulled at 126 for 7 miles in 2008 – i was “racing” a plain clothes st220 when his blue party lights came on , he asked me how many points i had (none ) i asked him did he lean over to start the measurement device and was it dangerous to do so ? he asked what are you driving and how much faster can it go ? we shook hands and off we went ?Posted 4 years ago
I like the Merc for a couple few reasons:
1) It looks pretty much like the normal SLK which (I think) is a preety enough little car, not too showy, not too dull and not too ungainly.
2) The work that has been done is well balanced improving the handling as well as the power output
3) I paid about £60K less than it cost new
4) The noise when accelerating makes me giggle like a girl
It has lots of airbags and does 27mpg – these aren’t reasons I like it but they were mentioned earlier.Posted 4 years agosbd16vMember
i was a trackday man myself before getting rid of it and getting into mtbing.
few videos over the years first one happens to feature a arial atom lol
this was the last video i took before i broke the carPosted 4 years ago
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