Hot Lap by the Stig - 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG Long-Term Road Test

2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG Long-Term Road Test

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2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG: Hot Lap by the Stig

February 21, 2014

2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG

The 2005 Mercedes CL65 AMG was made for a lot of things: Being fancy. Being comfortable. Cruising. Long highway rides. Burnouts. Having more torque than anything else. Costing more than anything else in the MB fleet. Being pillarless.

What it's not made for, despite a 604-horsepower twin-turbo V12, is lapping a racetrack. Still, that didn't stop the boys from Top Gear putting the Stig behind the wheel to see how fast it went 'round their track. Stay tuned for our own testing numbers — performed by people with names and faces — shortly.

Mike Magrath (@Mike_Magrath), Features Editor


  • hybris hybris Posts:

    I guess to the Topgear guys this thing handles like a stereotypical American Muscle car amazing straight line performance with amazingly terrifying cornering.

  • kevm14 kevm14 Posts:

    I think their long term 02 Z06 would be a better track performer. And not that much slower in a straight line.

  • fordson1 fordson1 Posts:

    Oh, yeah - you'll have that shortly. You tested it over a month ago.

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