Tribute 500SEC AMG Widebody
It depends. AMG was primarily a custom shop. You ordered the car the way you wanted it. It could be bone stock with a body kit and rims. Or it could be totally modified suspension, drivetrain, bodykit, rims, tires, interior, etc...Can someone explain what are the benefits of the AMG version of these cars? What are the modifications to the engine, and how much more power is produced?
A stock Euro 500 produced 245hp, a stage one engine upgrade on an AMG (the most common) produced around 280. Obviously the more the engine was modded the greater the gains. The upgradeds suspension and aero kit also improved the handling of the car. Then, of course, there was the bragging rights of owning an AMG. Not sure how much that applies any more as it seems only those of us here really appreciate the old ones now.Can someone explain what are the benefits of the AMG version of these cars? What are the modifications to the engine, and how much more power is produced?
Looking closer I was too hard on the paint job. Blacking out all the chrome works on a hardtop but on an SL if you took the top off it'd look silly to have just black trim around the windshield. I'd still put black wheel on it but that's just me.Two things. Goes without saying the current wheels are hideous. Unless you have a spare set of something nice that'll add another $1k to the cost. Second, the paint was half assed. If you're going to black out the stars and badge, black out all the chrome. Looks really good on a red car (I've got a pic of a W126 widebody with that look). Or at least they should've painted the basketweaves black. The most everything red except a bit here and there just doesn't work for me.
car #1 has been in accident look closely at the front bumper lines there is aGeez, why would they put those rims on it? I confused the second picture with the red AMG that's been on Autotrader forever. THAT'S the one that I think has the possibility of being real. The red one in the pics above has a stock exhaust - I'd guess a body kit, suspension pieces, and a respray, but no engine mods.
yes, i hear that MUSIC everytime i drive my 500SL AMG it sure does turnI don't think that car has any engine mods, so it should go like a normal 500SL. MB didn't make a manual tranny that'd bolt up to the M117; the manual tranny in my car is a Getrag 265 that was custom fit to the engine by AMG.
The best perks to the real AMG are (1) more power, (2) a manual tranny (if you're lucky!), and (3) the music the AMG exhaust makes - it's intoxicating, you're constantly harder on the throttle than you should be, but it just sounds so wonderful. Ever drive a Ferrari? Same type of music.