Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG vs Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster

Picture of Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster (Mk I)
Picture of Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG
Category V8 Vantage RoadsterSLK 55 AMG
Engine layout 4.3 l V85.4 l V8
Max power (ps / bhp) 385 / 380360 / 355
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 417 / 308510 / 376
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1726 / 38051495 / 3296
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 223 / 220241 / 238

Lap Times

Track V8 Vantage RoadsterSLK 55 AMG
Hockenheim Short 1:17.301:17.10
Autozeitung test track 1:42.401:42.70

Performance

Category V8 Vantage RoadsterSLK 55 AMG
0 - 100 kph 5.0 s4.8 s
0 - 200 kph 19.1 s16.7 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 14.1 s11.9 s
0 - 100 mph 12.3 s10.3 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.3 s @ 91.3 mph9.1 s @ 93.8 mph
Top speed 280 kph (174 mph)250 kph (155 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.62 g (6 m/s²)0.64 g (6 m/s²)

Summary

Category V8 Vantage RoadsterSLK 55 AMG
Track Performance 199199
Straight line speed 559671
Total 758870

Verdict

SLK 55 AMG is the fastest by a small margin.

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