FrukostScones wrote:The Mercedes CLK DTM AMG is a road car! Not a DTM car.
You mean like the M-pack available for pretty much everything including SUVs? They call it JOY.richard_leeds wrote:As I recall, BMW have managed to protect their M brand from this, an M will always be the high performance option in the range, not lipstick on a pig.
richard_leeds wrote:Is it true that only a true performance BMW 3 series gets to be called an M3. A normal 323 with an M pack is still badged 323?
I recall (but could be wrong) that Merc stick AMG badges on their cars a little more freely.
scuderiafan wrote:In a straight line? Safety car. Around the track (say, the Nurburgring GP circuit), DTM. I think on the Nordschleife, the safety car would be faster, simply because it would make up a lot of time on the straights, and the DTM car has to worry about bottoming out and damaging the suspension, where the SLS would be more forgiving.
richard_leeds wrote:Surely the DTM? It is after all a thoroughbred race car with a road car body shell. Meanwhile the SLS F1 safety car is a road car that happens to go very fast.
Of course it should be easy is someone can find comparable laptimes for DTM and SLS on the same track. Surely they have both done the Nürburgring? I'm sure a google will find the answer for you.
Here's the answer, I was wrong:
7:40 Mercedes SLS AMG (20.6km lap)
7:44 Mercedes SLS AMG (20.8km lap)
7:54 Mercedes CLK DTM AMG (unknown lap length)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_N% ... _lap_times
CMSMJ1 wrote:The DTM cars use the VLN course for the 'ring - combined of the short version GP track and the Nordschleife.
There is no doubt that a DTM car is faster than the Safety car.
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