'05 GTO versus IROC versus E55 AMG Mercedes
Following my brothers IROC we came upon a always hard to find AMG Mercedes, this one a E55. He was turning right onto Hwy 9 just south of Snohomish, WA., where its a long uphill straight climb. It was AMG, IROC, GTO. I automatically jumped on the gas when my brothers exhaust tone changed to 'full throttle rumble' along with the requisite tire spin - could have easily pasted both of them if I wasnt following...
Initially I didnt see the AMG badge and was kinda shocked when my brother didnt quickly have to slam on the brakes as he closed the gap. You guys know what I'm talking about, the sudden recalculation when your assumption of a cars speed is way off! The AMG was having the same traction troubles and never pulled from the brothers nose all the way to about 80mph, with me directly the 'ROC. As soon as the other lane cleared both me and my brother jumped over and the AMG (sensing a smack down imminent) tapped his brakes and let up. Heh heh
Just impressed by his launch, not many street cars can match my brothers 60' times of 1.8 seconds! Funny thing is my GTO with the Potenza RE-01R tires just destroys him off the line. Other than the launch, I've now ran my brothers IROC at least a dozen times and we are a dead even match from 30mph to 120mph, neither car pulling a inch on the other until the higher speeds where I SLOWLY start to pull.
Edit: the weight is 4,087lbs wet.
Last edited by Sticks_n_Stones; 04-26-2009 at 01:58 PM.