Audi and Mercedes break ‘top speed pact’

Audi and Mercedes break ‘top speed pact’

Audi and Mercedes have officially, but rather indirectly announced they’re going to break the 250 km/h top speed pact they both agreed on back in 1988.

Both companies, with their most recent models, the Audi R8 V10 and the Mercedes SLS AMG, have dropped the 250 km/h top speed limiters.

The Audi R8 V10 is powered by a V10 5.2 litre FSI engine that develops 525 hp and can take the German supercar to a top speed of 315 km/h.

On the other hand, the Mercedes SLS AMG is powered by a 6.3 litre engine that develops 571 hp and can take the new Gullwing to a top speed of 317 km/h. Mercedes says the top speed of the SLS AMG is limited, but not longer to the usual 250 km/h.

BMW and Porsche are still obeying the 250 km/h top speed agreement for now, and it looks they’re not going to get pulled in to a top speed arms race between Audi and Mercedes.

Audi and Mercedes have officially, but rather indirectly announced they’re going to break the 250 km/h top speed pact they both agreed on back in 1988.

Both companies, with their most recent models, the Audi R8 V10 and the Mercedes SLS AMG, have dropped the 250 km/h top speed limiters.

The Audi R8 V10 is powered by a V10 5.2 litre FSI engine that develops 525 hp and can take the German supercar to a top speed of 315 km/h.

On the other hand, the Mercedes SLS AMG is powered by a 6.3 litre engine that develops 571 hp and can take the new Gullwing to a top speed of 317 km/h. Mercedes says the top speed of the SLS AMG is limited, but not longer to the usual 250 km/h.

BMW and Porsche are still obeying the 250 km/h top speed agreement for now, and it looks they’re not going to get pulled in to a top speed arms race between Audi and Mercedes.

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