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    Quote Originally Posted by Twin_Cam_Turbo View Post
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    The one I looked at had the spicy seats and wheel, it made it a lot more enjoyable for me, adds to the special driving feeling. Is there a launch control option?
    They all had launch control.

    The cheapest part of the interior is the b pillar. Bare exposed painted metal lol. Looks disgusting on any color except black. And maybe red.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twin_Cam_Turbo View Post
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    The one I looked at had the spicy seats and wheel, it made it a lot more enjoyable for me, adds to the special driving feeling. Is there a launch control option?
    I think they all have it - in AMG world, it's called "race start".

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    They all had launch control.

    The cheapest part of the interior is the b pillar. Bare exposed painted metal lol. Looks disgusting on any color except black. And maybe red.
    Can confirm. Although, I don't notice it at all anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjblair View Post
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    I think they all have it - in AMG world, it's called "race start".



    Can confirm. Although, I don't notice it at all anymore.
    For the record, I never did a race start on the green car. Don't even know how.

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    I couldn’t figure out how to activate it on the test drive, I tried two pedaling it and it just doesn’t do anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twin_Cam_Turbo View Post
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    I couldn’t figure out how to activate it on the test drive, I tried two pedaling it and it just doesn’t do anything.
    If I remember right, you have to be in sport+ mode. Brakes on (hard). Pull both paddles back. Confirm request pops up, right paddle to accept. Full throttle, then release brakes.

    Other requirements is all temps in normal range, steering wheel straight. Also once you’re on the throttle while stopped, it disengages if you don’t let off on brakes to start after around 5 seconds. So timing is critical at the lights. The left turn priority signals going first always fucks me up haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    For the record, I never did a race start on the green car. Don't even know how.
    I did once - after they booked me in to replace the entire driveline, but before they completed the work haha.

    It was fun, but it's just so so hard on the car IMO.

    edit: this is why I think the issues in that car were probably an exception to the rule. I've read way more stories of people that launch the cars all the time and never had problems than stories like mine where there were problems with cars that have been taken care of. Maybe it's a sign that I need to start driving much less responsibly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage2 View Post
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    If I remember right, you have to be in sport+ mode. Brakes on (hard). Pull both paddles back. Confirm request pops up, right paddle to accept. Full throttle, then release brakes.

    Other requirements is all temps in normal range, steering wheel straight. Also once youíre on the throttle while stopped, it disengages if you donít let off on brakes to start after around 5 seconds. So timing is critical at the lights. The left turn priority signals going first always fucks me up haha.
    It's different for the new ones isn't it? Mat Watson had an AMG A35 for a while as his daily that he used on a bunch of those CarWow drag races and I recall it being a simpler procedure although the AWD system is different on the new ones as last gen was basically Haldex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavyD View Post
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    It's different for the new ones isn't it? Mat Watson had an AMG A35 for a while as his daily that he used on a bunch of those CarWow drag races and I recall it being a simpler procedure although the AWD system is different on the new ones as last gen was basically Haldex.
    I found the guy that was watching the Mat Watson Carwow drag races.

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    I have no idea about the newer mfa2 cars. Never drove one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    I found the guy that was watching the Mat Watson Carwow drag races.
    I am a car guy yes. Watch as much videos of cars I'm interested as I can.

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