correction, I meant 360 modena spyder. Both the stradale and the modena coupe are a bit quicker.
When I ran the car for the first time, I constantly kept ESP on and achieved a 13.2 successfully. At later times, a 13 flat and 12.9 were achievable as well.slk55er - 2/21/2005 4:43 PM
Masmole, did you have ESP on or off? Did you try it both ways? How sticky was the track where you were running?
I've only made a few "tromp the pedal to the floor" runs on the street and those were only with the ESP on. Most of these have resulted in the ESP backing off on the throttle for an instant before the tires bite. I have stock-sized Pirelli P-Zeros, but may look for stickier tires when the time comes to replace them.
(I'm not a big fan of smoking the tires and burning off rubber in a straight line. If I'm going to wear the tires down, I prefer to do that on a track in the turns. I'll be on track in 2 weeks with the Porsche Club in Las Vegas and will give a full report.)
Absolutely. I have another SLK55 coming in this May (expected) and Kleemann is in the plans masmole - 2/21/2005 7:39 PM
Like dinkoslk said, that was his run. Drag strips aren't even open in my area yet until the spring time. However, I'm looking forward to your report on your 55's first track day. Very interested to hear about how it does on the track against its counterparts on a road course.
Nice runs! If you can get a 12.6 on this car that would be amazing. Good luck. Now imagine what only a few simple mods like better tires, lighter wheels, and a Kleeman limited-slip differential would do.
...for us ignorameces...wot is brake torquing - IMHO I would have supposed if you're on a drag strip, you go no-where near the brakes?Shinigami - 4/13/2005 3:09 PM
Dinko: have you tried anymore drags? Have you tried coupling this with brake torquing, maybe you could achieve the 12.6 pretty easily this way 
Sent you a PM...but not sure if you got it.dinkoslk - 2/21/2005 1:39 PM
Those numbers are from my car. If needed, I will post the actual ticket.
I will be taking the car to the track again this Wednesday.
Holding down the brake with your left foot while giving gas with your right foot before the light goes green.Woolly - 4/13/2005 2:45 PM
...for us ignorameces...wot is brake torquing - IMHO I would have supposed if you're on a drag strip, you go no-where near the brakes?