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Bernie Towns and Speedriven Outs CNG-Powered 800+ HP SL 600, Guns for Speed Record

Most of the time, when speaking about green cars, people have this image of high-mileage but slow-moving vehicles coasting across the city streets. Of course, that’s not the case when Bernie Towns and the folks over at Speedriven are involved, however. The crew is currently tweaking a 2007 SL 600 Roadster, with a current output of over 800 horsepower and something in excess of 1,000 lb.-ft. of torque produced by the beating 5.5-liter twin-turbo V12 power plant and amazingly running on natural gas. Towns, who works as an engineer at Houston, Texas based HighMount Exploration and Production, is a green-car enthusiast and a self-proclaimed “horsepower addict.” Hence the aim of… Continue Reading »


Speedriven Delivers 695hp Mercedes-Benz S600

US-based Mercedes-Benz and AMG tuner Speedriven’s latest project is a mod package designed specifically for the improved performance of the Mercedes-Benz S600. Speedriven took the stock twin-turbo V12 power plant of the standard S600 and used some spanners, water air intercoolers, a new engine computer, K&N air filters, scorpion air intakes and high-flow air induction kits to boost the power to an astonishing 695 horsepower, along with 840 lb-ft of torque. That kind of power output easily makes this Speedriven project the fastest S600 in existence. Its 0-60mph time should be around 4 seconds flat, an improvement from the standard S600’s 4.6-second time. Aside from the engine upgrade, Speedriven also… Continue Reading »


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