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SSV vs E63 AMG ..

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how the hell can they squeeze that much from power ??
i mean..take a look at a new HSV LS2 ....6.2L and no where near it...
Because the base cost of the AMG motor to the manufacturer is probalby $35,000 or more whilst the HSV motor is around $2,000 or less.

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And the fact the AMG has a supercharger bolted onto that engine as well...
Blind much?

Type: Handbuilt AMG V8 introduced on SL63 AMG Roadster
Displacement: 6.2 liters
Induction: Naturally aspirated
Horsepower: 525 bhp
Torque: 465 lb-ft. (630 Nm)
 
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Because the base cost of the AMG motor to the manufacturer is probalby $35,000 or more whilst the HSV motor is around $2,000 or less.

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Bingo!

Nothing wrong with the LSx engines. But as standard they're fitted to cars that cost less the 100k. So they're aren't going to spend 2/3 the value of the car on a motor.

The AMG is an exotic car, the SSV is not. You can make a 5.7 pull 500hp, its been done before. So a 6.0 or 6.2ltr will do it no worries. It's all money.
 

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Them Germans build good gear...I'd go this way too if I had the cash.
 

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dont forget merc and all that german jazz are pretty much built to drive 200-300 k's on the autobahn, i wouldnt be suprised if a merc v6 would pull away from a ss
 

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I would LOL.

Not all mercs are built to go that fast. The basic run of the mill Mercs are expensive commodores IMO. As far as performance goes anyway.
 

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i guess, thats just my opinion.. ive been in germany on the autobahn in a vw passat wagon doing 250+ in a 4 cylinder turbo and the car ran like a commy doin 120-130
 

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Your SV6 would do the same thing bud.

My SS will sit on 140 and you wouldn't even notice.
 

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mate all you need is to be geared right and you can sit on any speed comfortably, most new cars these days have enough power and torque, the difference is how long it takes you to get upto speed
 
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