Thursday, May 17, 2007

Fast German Cars

Mercedes CL SV12 S Biturbo by Brabus:

Brabus has taken the wraps off its latest mega-Mercedes with the introduction of the Mercedes CL SV12 S Biturbo Coupe. Taking a donor Mercedes Benz CL600 as their starting point, engineers then got to work on turning the standard car into what its makers claim is the world’s fastest and most powerful coupe. Final output is a significant 730 horsepower (537 kW) and 1,320 Nm of torque, which should allow the tuned Mercedes CL SV12 S Biturbo by Brabus to reach a top speed of 340km/h.

Audi RS5:

450bhp Audi RS5 that arrives early next year to take on its new BMW M3 and Mercedes-Benz C63 rivals. Like all Audi R models, the top of the line Audi A5 has been fully developed by Quattro, Audi’s in-house go-fast engineering team. The Audi RS5 will get the full Quattro treatment. The awesome high-revving 4.2-litre V8 that powers the Audi RS4 gets plumbed into the Audi RS5’s nose, complete with two small and highly responsive turbochargers that will take peak power up to the 450hp. That’s not much more than the Audi S5’s 354bhp, but the Audi RS5 searing pace will come from its phenomenal turbo powered torque – expect at least 500lb ft of torque across the rev range.

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