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One Lap of the Web: A flaming SLS on the dyno, replicars and the N

Fri, 31 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG has to be one of the company's most exciting cars in decade or more. It comes stock with 563 hp, but some folks just can't leave well enough alone. Enter the Rado Twin-Turbo Mercedes SLS AMG, on a dyno, spitting hot fire like Dylan.

Petrolicious is discussing the merits of replicas, and whether they're worth the price. Opinions are mixed, both in the office and in the comments. On the one hand, you can get a replica Cobra that will probably be better than an original, or at least last longer. You also have the Fiero-rarris of the world.

Bring a Trailer is pining over an all-original 1990 BMW M3 in Newport Beach, Calif. The car seen more than $4,000 in maintenance over the past two years, and is said to drive, brake, shift and handle just as it was designed to. We're sold.

Youtube is lousy with McLarens, Ferraris and Lamborghinis tearing up the Nurburgring in less than 8 minutes. So seeing a time of 9 minutes 55 seconds doesn't do much for us. Unless of course it's done with a frumpy Citro


By Jake Lingeman