Stig, tamed race driver of Top Gear show, registered a time of 01:17.5 seconds with the new Mercedes-AMG GT S on the Top Gear test track.
The result is the best ever obtained by a Mercedes on Top Gear test track. With this result, Mercedes-AMG GT S is the 10th fastest car ever run on Top Gear test track.
In the top 10 list there are cars which has much more power than Mercedes AMG GT S. For example, the leader is Pagani Huayra (730 HP) with 1:13.8 seconds. Lamborghini Huracan (610 HP) registered a time of 1:15.8 seconds followed by McLaren MP4-12C (600 HP) with 1:16.2 seconds and Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 (700 HP) with 1:16.5 seconds.
Even the very powerful Bugatti Veyron in the Super Sport version (1,020 HP) is only on the 7th place with 1:16.8 seconds, with 0.7 seconds only quicker than the half powered Mercedes-AMG GT S (510 HP).
The adaptive drivetrain, the new very efficient rear electronic differential and the fabulous 4.0 litre V8 bi-turbo engine has a large contribution to this sensational result.
For comparison, other Mercedes AMG models with more power were not so quick on Top Gear test track. The SLS AMG Black Series is only on the 20th place with 1:19.0 seconds.
Take a look on the Mercedes-AMG GT S record lap on Top Gear test track.