E55 with same engine as a Zonda!

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Hmmm. Written by a bit of a donkey this ad.
"THE SAME ENGINE AS IN A ZONDA ! (with a bit of tweeking, lol). "

lol indeed. How amusing. A Zonda has a 7-litre AMG sourced V12, not a 5.5 litre supercharged V8.

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The E55 made £12 600 at auction. The seller was previously offered £13 500 but turned it down hoping it would reach his expected £15 500. Ooops:eek:
 

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I think...

Hmmm. Written by a bit of a donkey this ad.
"THE SAME ENGINE AS IN A ZONDA ! (with a bit of tweeking, lol). "

lol indeed. How amusing. A Zonda has a 7-litre AMG sourced V12, not a 5.5 litre supercharged V8.

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Timk,

I think he was referring to the engine power and not the displacement of the engine. HTH
 

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Don't think he was personally ....

'THE SAME ENGINE' suggests that he thinks it is 'THE SAME ENGINE'

It's not even the same power , the Zonda is 600bhp + ...

Strikes me as someone who doesn't really know what he is talking about and is trying to flannel prospective buyers with nonsense.
 

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Not all Zonda's are 600bhp+

Don't think he was personally ....

'THE SAME ENGINE' suggests that he thinks it is 'THE SAME ENGINE'

It's not even the same power , the Zonda is 600bhp + ...

Strikes me as someone who doesn't really know what he is talking about and is trying to flannel prospective buyers with nonsense.
Not all Zonda's are 600bhp+, the early models started with just over 400bhp.


The C12 debuted at the 1999 Geneva Motor Show. It was powered by a model 190.3344 L 5,987 cc (365 cu in) Mercedes-Benz M120 V12 engine and could reach speeds of 206 mph (332 km/h). The engine produces 408 PS (300 kW; 402 hp) at 5200 rpm and 421 lb·ft (571 N·m) at 3800 rpm.


The C12 S uses a 7,010 cc (428 cu in) AMG–tuned version of the engine producing 550 PS (400 kW; 540 hp). It can accelerate to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 3.7 secs, to 100 mph (160 km/h) in 7.5 secs and complete the quarter mile in 11.3 secs at 131 mph (211 km/h). Lateral acceleration on the skidpad is 1.18 g (11.6 m/s²), the car is 10 kilograms (22 lb) lighter than the normal Zonda C12, it can reach a top speed of 209 mph (336 km/h), and carries a price tag of US$350,000.
The C12 S features an elongated nose, flaps at the rear for improved aerodynamics, and new light clusters and exhausts. Only fifteen 7.0 L C12 S cars were produced.

Hope that helps.
 

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As your article states , it is powered by a V12 , the E55 , last time i checked was V8 powered , hence is missing four cylinders ...

Still it stands , that he says 'IT IS THE SAME ENGINE' , and it isn't.

I rather suspect that if he had meant it was as powerful as a Zonda , he would have put ' AS POWERFUL AS A ZONDA'
 
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As your article states , it is powered by a V12 , the E55 , last time i checked was V8 powered , hence is missing four cylinders ...

Still it stands , that he says 'IT IS THE SAME ENGINE' , and it isn't.

I rather suspect that if he had meant it was as powerful as a Zonda , he would have put ' AS POWERFUL AS A ZONDA'
Hi Howard, I was replying to the 600bhp+ part in your reply. Not all Zonda's are made equally.
 

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But you do agree that they are all V12 powered , that the E55 is V8 powered , so is not the same engine ?
 

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But you do agree that they are all V12 powered , that the E55 is V8 powered , so is not the same engine ?
Yes, like I said in my original post, I believe he was meant to talk about engine power and not displacement/engine cylinder count. Would you agree that not all Zondas are 600bhp+ ?
 

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Indeed .

But when someone states 'THE SAME ENGINE AS A ZONDA ' that means 'THE SAME ENGINE ' as you would find in a Zonda , ie A V12 , not 'A SIMILAR ENGINE , BUT MISSING 4 CYLINDERS , ABOUT THE SAME POWER OUTPUT AS A MID LEVEL ZONDA '

This could go on forever , and we can split hairs all we want , but i'm sure you know where i am coming from.
 

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Guys, calm down. No need to argue over some d1ckhead, who doesn't even know what he is driving...
 

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Hmmm. Written by a bit of a donkey this ad.
"THE SAME ENGINE AS IN A ZONDA ! (with a bit of tweeking, lol). "

lol indeed. How amusing. A Zonda has a 7-litre AMG sourced V12, not a 5.5 litre supercharged V8.

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the tweeking involves grafting on an extra four cylinders... shouldnt take more than a couple of weekends.
 

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