Date registered: Jul 2006
Vehicle: 1999 E55, 2001 E320, 1990 560 SEC, 2004 ML350, 2001 ML55, 1995 S500, 1998 SL500, 2010 E550 Sport zoo
Location: NW Arkansas, La Jolla CA, Hong Kong
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the V car....
There was (1) "pre-production" V car in the US briefly 4 months ago.
I saw the car at Symbolic Motors - and met the project team leader who was with the car.
My San Diego/Rancho Santa Fe buddy was allowed to do a 3 lap track drive since he has a $75K deposit on the car - under a LOT of restrictions - and that project leader hauled real track ass on the proto to show what it could do.
The car never-ever touched public hightway pavement - trailered in and out.
I understand the same project leader had a big track problem on his run up at Monterey, almost wiped the car out.
I was told that guy and his boss got their asses wooped, and fired after that trip - since the excitement for the car is there, but production at that time was 18 months behind schedule and a clear solution wasn't in sight.