Custom "hot Rod" Partially Completed Race Chassis, Motor And Drive Train on 2040-cars
Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Transmission:5 Speed Manual
Engine:12 cylinder custom Jag race engine
Sub Model: Custom race car chassis and drive train
Number of Cylinders: 12
Drive Type: 5 speed manual transmission
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Condition: New: A vehicle is considered new if it is purchased directly from a new car franchise dealer and has not yet been registered and issued a title. New vehicles are covered by a manufacturer's new car warranty and are sold with a window sticker (also known as a “Monroney Sticker”) and a Manufacturer's Statement of Origin. These vehicles have been driven only for demonstration purposes and should be in excellent running condition with a pristine interior and exterior. See the seller's listing for full details. ...
Partially completed chrome molly race chassis. This car is set up for a 2 seat version of the 1954 W196 Mercedes Benz Formula ! Streamliner race car. Title included (1954 Mercedes 4 door sedan). This is a partially complete hot rod with no historical significance. Body not complete. All parts are new unused except for motor. Motor is a 12 cylinder V12 Jag block, milled to 6 liters, with Isky cams, new pistons, blueprinted, 6 Weber IDF carbs, stainless exhaust, and ready for racing. Work completed by XKS Unlimited. Approximately 30 minutes on the engine since build. Included for sale are 4 Nito race tires, new, Dayton custom wire wheels, new, Heidts custom Ind front and rear suspension, Willwood brakes, carbon fiber drive shaft, Tilton controls, aluminum radiator, quad 3" stainless exhaust, fuel cell, carbon fiber polished drive shaft, Isis electric system, not installed, 5 speed manual transmission, pressure oil system, race seats and other misc. items. Frame need finish welding and painting. Some body tabs installed.
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Chris Harris recently had the opportunity to take the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive for a track spin in Europe. Sans gasoline, but with four electric motors providing a combined 740 horsepower (737 pound-feet of torque), all-electric all-wheel drive coupe uses sophisticated torque vectoring and a multi-mode operating system to put oversteer - drifting! - back into the equation. Fun? You bet. See for yourself, below.
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