I posted the other day about that 600SL, and as you all predicted the car
needed an instant 10 grand. Now i've narrowed my search down for a 500SL.
The problem is, the thing I liked best about the 600SL was that V12 and how
it would throw you back into your seat by just breathing on the throttle. I
don't have a heavy right foot by nature, but that acceleration was
addicting. If I get into a 500SL will I be unhappy with the performance of
the V8 after the V12? I know the acceleration times on paper are nearly the
same because of the weight difference, but the V8 is at a loss of nearly
100lbs of torque. How does the performance of the V8 compare to the V12?
Any other differences?