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Mercedes-AMG S 65 Final Edition: Farewell to S-Class V12

Mercedes-AMG S 65 Final Edition: Farewell to S-Class V12

An Official Goodbye to the S-Class V12

After many, many years of the S-Class sporting a V12 option, it is time to say farewell. To close out the S-Class V12 era, Daimler is introducing the Mercedes-AMG S 65 Final Edition. This vehicle has a limit of 130 units that include a number badge. Furthermore, the car arrives with a styling Obsidian Black Metallic paintjob and a mix of carbon fiber and copper accents. The Final Edition made its debut at the Geneva Auto Show in 2019. Although this car is a tribute to the era of V12 S-Class vehicles, it signals the next design that is coming soon. The next-gen S-Class will probably boast similar power with a smaller, more efficient engine. Honestly, don’t be surprised to see a fully electric or hybrid version… but who knows?

6.5-Liter Twin-Turbo V12 with 621 Horsepower

Mercedes-AMG S 65 Final Edition - Interior - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Mercedes-AMG S 65 Final Edition – Interior – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The Mercedes-AMG S 65 Final Edition sports a 6.5-liter twin-turbo V12 engine. This motor boasts 612 horsepower and 738 lb.-ft. of torque. From 0 to 60 mph, this large luxury vehicle takes only 3.9 seconds. While this much power and speed sounds great, the 6.3-Liter V8 in the S63 sedan is actually faster. While the wild roar of the V12 will be missed by many, the power will not be gone. Actually, there will probably be more power, and more efficiency. So, that means the power will be more responsive and capable of performing with the crème of the crop.

Mercedes-AMG S 65 Final Edition - Rear Interior - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Mercedes-AMG S 65 Final Edition – Rear Interior – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Who Knew the Day of No V12 S-Class Would Come to Exist!?

2019 Mercedes S65 AMG – FINAL V12 S Class NEW Review Sound Exhaust Interior Exterior Infotainment – MercBenzKing – YouTube

Sadly, it is time for the 6.5-liter twin-turbo V12 to part ways from the S-Class. After so many years of such a beastly engine, it may take a moment for this to stick to the AMG V12 fans. But, don’t be afraid of the future! The future may not have gas guzzling V12s, but it has more speed, efficiency, and technology. So, while the roar may be gone, the car will be better… and faster! Between the special paint, the matte bronze accents, the 20” bronze wheels, and the AMG crest on the rear roof pillar, this car is stunning. Owning one of these cars would be amazing as it is truly a collectible masterpiece. Let’s finish this article off with a final statement. Thank you Mercedes-AMG for the V12 era and the hype surrounding this monster of engineering defeat.

Mercedes-AMG S 65 Final Edition - Rear - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

Mercedes-AMG S 65 Final Edition – Rear – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ: 770-HP V12

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ: 770-HP V12

Presenting the SVJ, Lambo’s Fastest Car Yet

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ - Front - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ – Front – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The SVJ takes the lead as Lamborghini’s fastest production car and most powerful supercar. Bearing the iconic Jota badge, the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ is not only fast but more aerodynamic.

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ - Front in Action - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ – Front in Action – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Like the Huracan Perfomante, the SVJ gets part of its speed from the Aerodynamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA) system. This system relies on electronic flaps on the front splitter and engine lid to increase downforce and reduce drag. The results show in quick corners and better overall performance.

The Unique Look of the Aventador SVJ

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ - Side - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ – Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Not only does it make it faster, but the ALA system has a lot to do with the way the car looks. The front of the car appears sleeker and sports two vents on each side of the shield, just like the Huracan. However, the multi-tiered bumper has two horizontal blades and large side fins giving it almost a predator-like appearance.

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ - Rear Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

The profile and side skirts are more aggressive. Aluminum, Y-spoke wheels, are specific to the SVJ and deliver both looks and performance.

All these features were developed to reduce drag and weight, resulting in a street-legal race car.

There’s Fast and Then There’s the SVJ

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ: Real Emotions Shape the Future – Lamborghini – YouTube

One could argue that Lamborghini has never produced a vehicle that wasn’t “fast” unless you take into the consideration that the first Lambo was a tractor. But, that’s old history and today the brand has become synonymous with “speed.”

Consider that the Aventador SVJ only takes 2.8 seconds to move from rest to 62 mph. It can hit 124 mph in just 8.6 seconds. The gravity force is strong enough to throw back your head and disrupt your breathing.  To cope with the increased power, the suspension had to be beefed up in places.

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ - Engine Bay - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ – Engine Bay – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

This is no tool for the novice. The seven-speed Independent Shifting Rod moves through gears quickly and at full-throttle, the power can easily get away from you. To get all this power under the hood, Lamborghini cranked up the naturally aspirated 6.5-litre V12 to 770hp with new titanium intake valves.

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ - Rear - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ – Rear – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

For those of you with half a million to spend, the 2019 SVJ will be available for order sometime after the first of the year.

Note: All of the pictures in this article are the property of the Lamborghini manufacturer.

Bugatti EB110 SS: 3.5-Liter Quad-Turbo V12 Burnout

Bugatti EB110 SS: 3.5-Liter Quad-Turbo V12 Burnout

Bugatti EB110 Unveiling in the Early 1990s

On September 15, 1991, Bugatti unveiled the EB110 sports car, exactly 110 years after Ettore Bugatti’s birth. The Bugatti EB110 mid-engine sports car was produced by Bugatti Automobili S.p.A. from 1991 to 1995. This car would become the only production model made by Romano Artioli. The vehicle’s assembly occurred in Campogalliano, Italy. During this time, Bugatti went bankrupt. Regardless, in 1992, Bugatti revealed the EB110 SS.

3.5-Liter Quad-Turbo V12 Engine

The Bugatti EB110 SS contains a 3.5-liter quad-turbo V12 engine. This motor produces 611 horsepower and 324 lb.-ft. of torque. With this power, it can hit a top speed of 216 mph. The 0-60 time is only 4.4 seconds while the quarter mile is 12.5 seconds at 119.5 mph. As a 1992 vehicle, the Bugatti EB110 SS sports a 6-speed manual transmission rather than the modern double-clutch setups.

Breakdown of YouTube Burnout Video


The 3.5-liter quad-turbo V12 allows the Bugatti EB110 SS to burnout with ease. In the YouTube video, the EB110 SS can be seen burning rubber. First, the driver hops in and shuts the suicide doors. From there, the engine roars on start-up.
Afterwards, the EB110 SS pulls a burnout as it takes off. From there, the vehicle glides down the road with different angle views. One of the best views is the rear engine bay window where the motor can be seen functioning in motion.

The Bugatti EB110 SS is Currently Worth Over $1,000,000

Overall, the Bugatti EB110 SS is a landmark sports car. From it’s roaring quad-turbo V12 to its sporty design, this car was a step forward in the early 90s. A true Italian sports car, this vehicle is now a collector’s piece. The EB110 SS sells for slightly over 1 million USD on the current market. There are limited vehicles for sale so be sure to snatch one up before their collector value goes up even more. In conclusion, the Bugatti EB110 SS is a beautiful can that can pull one stunning burnout.

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