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Old 06-22-2011, 07:11 PM   #1033 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Formula413 View Post
I remember reading an article in a magazine about the SL600, which I believe has the same powerplant, and trying to imagine what 600+ lb/ft of torque feels like. Does it have turbo lag or is it just like getting rear ended by an eighteen wheeler?
Both. There's a split second when you wonder if you should've pushed the gas a bit harder, then the car takes off. Kinda like seeing an eighteen wheeler in the rear-view mirror, flooring it, and being hit a moment later. If you make the mistake of pressing the gas harder in that split second, the rear wheels get a mind of their own.

The low range torque is incredible, the ease at which it accelerates without hitting 2000rpm is like nothing else.
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