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LEAN GREEN MACHINE: Jason “Captain America” Britton’s 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series Heads To Las Vegas

Written by Nicole Ellan James

LOT #745 – JASON “CAPTAIN AMERICA” BRITTON’S 2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG BLACK SERIES – NO RESERVE

When you see a Black Series on the road, it’s hard to believe that it rolled off the assembly line the way it did. Yes — it comes from the factory with those huge fender flairs — they aren’t part of a super aggressive body kit. And yes, it does sound like that from the factory without any modifications or tuning. The car is a beast right out of the box.

The Black Series is marked as the most hardcore of any of its cars for Mercedes-Benz. It represents the performance limit, where everything possible is drawn out of that model, and everything that can be achieved with driving technology at that point in time is put on the road.

During the 2022 Las Vegas Auction, a 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series will be offered with No Reserve from Jason “Captain America” Britton, a widely recognized sport bike freestyle stunt rider. Sponsored by Monster Energy and Kawasaki, Britton has been the host of two shows on the Speed Channel, worked as a stunt double in various movies and commercials and has appeared in music videos for Nicki Minaj, among others.

The car offered is one of 350 examples produced in total, and one of 175 designated for the U.S. market.

Created towards the end of the SL-Class R230 platform’s production run, the SL65 AMG Black Series shares only its doors and side mirrors with its base car, the Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG. All the body panels were replaced with carbon fiber reinforced plastic panels and AMG Performance Studio engineers widened the front of the car by 4.5-inches and 4.1-inches at the rear. The standard car’s hardtop convertible roof was replaced with a fixed carbon fiber roof with an integrated roll bar. After slapping on a massive rear spoiler, the Black Series weighs 550 pounds less than the standard SL65 AMG.

The SL65 AMG Black Series offers more than looks, though. It received bigger turbos, a bigger intercooler, a new exhaust system and a remapped ECU which gave the hand-assembled twin turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 engine a 10% horsepower increase over the stock SL65 AMG, bumping it up to 670 horsepower. As a result, the Black Series will hit 60 mph in 3.6 seconds despite the top speed electronically limited to 199 mph.

This staggering power is sent to the rear wheels by way of a paddle-shifted five-speed automatic transmission complete with manual mode and rev-matching, with a multiple-disc limited-slip differential at the rear with a 40% locking effect.

The AMG Performance Studio experts gave the SL65 AMG Black Series adjustable coilover suspension, slotted and drilled brake rotors and 19-inch and 20-inch forged AMG wheels.

This particular 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series is currently wrapped in Matte Green with the original black exterior paint hidden underneath.

The interior of the SL65 AMG Black Series is suitably black with an Alcantara headliner and carbon-fiber interior trim perfect at providing those genuine race car vibes we all love while remaining comfortable enough for daily driving with features like dual-zone automatic climate control, Keyless Go and COMAND with navigation.

The AMG Performance Studio combined the best power and performance available at the time of the cars construction to create something truly beautiful and unique. One lucky bidder will get the chance to tame this limited production Black Series beast with No Reserve during the 2022 Las Vegas Auction for a chance to experience the best Mercedes-Benz had to offer.

For up-to-date information on Lot #754, click HERE.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: LEAN GREEN MACHINE: Jason “Captain America” Britton’s 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series Heads To Las Vegas
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/lean-green-machine-jason-captain-america-brittons-2009-mercedes-benz-sl65-amg-black-series-heads-to-las-vegas/
Published Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2022 15:47:49 +0000

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Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame

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Kids are impressionable, especially when motorcycles are involved. That magical combination of sound, smell and danger has a way of imprinting itself on young minds. But Kyle Harvey didn’t just dream of bikes as a child—he practically grew up with them.

Kyle’s trade is tool and die making, but his passion is building bikes. His father, Garth Harvey, got Kyle and his brother into bikes at a young age; as soon as they could start their old man’s vintage motorcycles, they were riding them. Living in Edenvale in South Africa’s Gauteng province, the boys also had direct access to the local Classic Motorcycle Club.

 

The folks at the CMC made quite an impression on young Kyle—and taught him everything he knows about vintage bikes. After helping numerous friends work on their bikes, he went on to open his own shop, named simply ‘The Workshop.’ Kyle has been building and restoring classic motorcycles for over a decade now.

This cheeky bobber is his latest build, and it’s immensely fascinating. The engine’s from a Triumph TR6 Trophy, the frame is from a Matchless, and the quirky handmade details on it are endless.

Custom Triumph TR6 with Matchless frame

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-triumph-tr6-matchless-frame
Published Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 17:01:12 +0000

 

 

 

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The Swan Song of the V12

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The V12 engine holds a special place in the heart of many automotive and motorsports fans. For some, it’s the sound of Formula 1 through the years, especially during the 1990s. For others, it’s engines like the 6.1 L BMW S70/2 from the McLaren F1 or the 3.9L Lamborghini V12 that powered all their cars from the Miura through to the Diablo. No matter where it lies in your heart, it is the “proper” configuration for many: 6 cylinders per bank, put into a V, and firing in an odd sequence to give it that special roar under power.

Yet, as concerns over fuel efficiency, qualms about environmental impact, and high-powered turbocharged V8 or V6 engines are the norm now, the V12 is slowly, but surely, being put to rest. In fact, the only place that V12s are still hanging on by the last threads of their engine mounting bolts are in supercars, hypercars, and a few ultra-luxury cars. Even then, many exotic brands have announced that their next cars will either be V10s or turbo V8s and V6s.

Since it appears that the swan song of the V12 is reaching a crescendo, we thought it only appropriate to celebrate the few remaining cars out there that carry them. It may be the last time we see some of these brands, many of which are known for their V12s.

The Amazing Last V12 Production Versions from the Big Brands

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast. Image via Supercars.

The writing is on the wall for the prancing horse, as the new Ferrari 296 GTB is showing the direction that Maranello is headed. Yet, unless you were invited to snag one of the limited-edition Monza SP1 or SP2 cars, there is still one car you can buy from the legendary marque that has all 12 cylinders fully intact.

The 6.5L F140 GA V12

The 6.5L F140 GA V12
The 6.5L F140 GA V12. Image Via: Wikimedia Commons.

The 6.5L F140 GA 65-degree V12 in the front of the 812 is the last road-going version of the V12 that debuted in the Ferrari Enzo. Producing a monstrous 789 HP and 530 lbs-ft of torque, it is no slouch either, as when the 812 Superfast debuted, it was the most powerful naturally aspirated production car engine ever made.

It has the typical low-rev Ferrari roar that rises into a howl as the car revs up to nearly 9,000 RPM, and will catapult the 3,845 (1,744 kg) car to 60 MPH in 2.9 seconds. As far as a curtain call is concerned, that’s a great way to bow out and focus on hybrids and turbocharged engines.

Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC
cedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC. Image via Supercars.

Mercedes-Benz used to be at the very top of the V12 pecking order when it came to luxury performance cars. Such classics as the S 65 AMG from the mid-2000s and the 500 TE AMG W123 Touring from the very end of the 1970s came with big V12s that sound astounding, but the biggest and baddest of the Mercedes V12s left on in a production car is the M279 E60 LA that hauled the S65 AMGs of 2014.

M279 E60 LA Twin Turbo V12

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By: Simon Bertram
Title: The Swan Song of the V12
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/v12-swan-song/
Published Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 10:49:26 +0000

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Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!

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In our continuing quest to source motorcycle gear that combines safety and style, we bring you our thoughts on Shoei’s new ECE 22.06-approved NXR2 helmet. Plus a stealthy riding parka from Akin Moto, and the perfect pair of urban riding gloves from Rev’It!.

Shoei NXR2 helmet It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Shoei’s helmets. Every Shoei I’ve owned has fit and felt right from the first wear, with no major deviations in their sizing or shape from model to model. So when I was looking for a do-it-all street helmet to replace my well-used Shoei RYD, the new NXR2 was a no-brainer… and it hasn’t disappointed.

I loved the RYD for its combination of neutral styling, comfort and ventilation. The NXR2 basically feels like a premium version of the RYD; it has the same clean aesthetic, but ramps up the performance. And it’s one of the few helmets that meet with Europe’s new, and more stringent, ECE 22.06 standard.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/shoei-akin-moto-revit-review-44
Published Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 17:01:31 +0000

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