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      10-30-2008, 11:07 AM   #1
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Can a manual gear box really beat a C63? Vid

Can a manual gear box really beat a C63?

Check this vid out a manual gear box beating a C63..

AutoCar Shootout M3, C63, IS-F, VXR-8

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      10-30-2008, 02:13 PM   #2
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Can a manual gear box really beat a C63?

Check this vid out a manual gear box beating a C63..

AutoCar Shootout M3, C63, IS-F, VXR-8

Sure it can, so can the M-DCT. You just saw it! The cars are close enough that driver skill is a huge factor. You did note that the C63 driver said he was not happy with the wheelspin and the run in general, right?
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      10-30-2008, 02:34 PM   #3
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Isn't this a repost from a month or so ago? Anyway, still a nice vid with one winner, as ever.
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      10-30-2008, 04:51 PM   #4
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I still think the Merc with a descent take off would win...
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      10-30-2008, 05:09 PM   #5
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I still think the Merc with a descent take off would win...
How steep, at some angle it would surely win?
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I drove both and have the C63. From my experience there is noway a manual M3 can take a C63. Considering both are launched properly.
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      11-01-2008, 01:18 AM   #7
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I drove both and have the C63. From my experience there is noway a manual M3 can take a C63. Considering both are launched properly.

In this vid all the drivers are all non professionals, I would give the edge to the C6 driver. But then again look at the results M3 all the way. ISF second C63 third.

M3 DCT vs C63 a drivers race!

I still think my M3 is slow..
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      11-01-2008, 10:05 AM   #8
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Can a manual gear box really beat a C63?
Sure - but as it says in a poster I used to hang in my office:

"The race doesn't always go to the swift, nor the battle to the strong - but that's the way to bet."

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lol... still a good race and part of the problem is with 6Mt M3 and a decent driver, you should get a jump on the merc automatic?? that's part of the game right??
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Can a manual gear box really beat a C63?

Can anything really beat a C63?

The world may never know.

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Can a manual gear box really beat a C63?

Can anything really beat a C63?

The world may never know.
I've never driven a C63, but I've been told you can push a button to get an "LS" display in the instrument cluster - for "Ludicrous Speed"*.

That true?

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      11-03-2008, 01:24 AM   #12
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I've never driven a C63, but I've been told you can push a button to get an "LS" display in the instrument cluster - for "Ludicrous Speed"*.

That true?

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I've never driven a C63, but I've been told you can push a button to get an "LS" display in the instrument cluster - for "Ludicrous Speed"*.

That true?

Bruce

* Per Mel Brooks - "Spaceballs"

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That's one of the dumbest tests yet.
  1. Acceleration - good test
  2. Trunk Size - who gives a flying ****?
  3. Drifting - speed / angle / noise - are all UK journalists morons? Who gives a crap about drifting?
Ridiculous.

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