Mitsubishi 3000GT street races Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG

Racing high dollar luxury sports cars against low priced JDM racers is a great way to show bang for buck value of a well tuned JDM. In the following footage, a modified Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG street races against a tuned Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4. Despite the E55 AMG's lack of all-wheel drive, the Mercedes-Benz ESP technology does a spectacular job controlling the launch. One would assume the VR-4 would gain immediate poll position due to it's all-wheel drive platform, however the Mercedes-Benz technology over rules.

When watching the two vehicles race, we are looking at two completely different price brackets. The E55 AMG used goes for around $30,000 to $40,000 depending on your market, while the 3000GT VR-4 can be picked up cheaply under $15,000 with decent mileage. The tuning and building of the VR-4 is much harder than the Mercedes, regardless of the traditional tuning stigma surrounding the vehicles. Mercedes-Benz vehicles are difficult to build, modify, and tune but they are much easier than the tightly spaced VR-4. Bang for buck, this race clearly states the Mitsubishi as a winner even though it didn't take first place in the actual race.

So which vehicle would you choose? Remember that Mercedes-Benz technology is far more advanced and they have built in safe holds to keep you from tinkering with their equipment. However, once you invest in the right technology to modify the Mercedes-Benz ECU, a wide open performance possibility exists with an engine that is built world's better than the average vehicle. One spark plug is good enough per cylinder, right? Wrong, some Mercedes-Benz models like the C-class make use of a twin ignition system that has dual spark plugs per cylinder. It's technology like this that puts Mercedes-Benz in the victory lane, but only if your wallet is deep enough.

Video content: Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG races Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4

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Source: Tampa Sports Car Examiner

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