The Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-Door Coupe finally gets to meet its arch enemy, the Audi RS7. Which one is faster? It is the right moment to find out.
The Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-Door Coupe is quite a machinery. The 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 heart that beats under its bonnet churns out 639 horsepower and a peak torque of 900 Nm. The engine transfers these figures towards both axles via a nine-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive 4MATIC+ system. These details make the sports car run from a standstill to 100 km/h in just 3.2 seconds.
With a top speed of 315 km/h, Mercedes-AMG grants it with the honoring title “The fastest four-seater production car on the legendary Nurburgring Nordschleife. It is the car to beat or will the Audi give it a hard time on the race track?
The Audi RS7 comes with the company’s best: a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 as well. This time, it delivers 591 horsepower and a 800-Nm peak torque. The car features an eight-speed automatic transmission and the famous all-wheel drive quattro system. It needs 3.6 seconds to make its way from a standstill to 100 km/h. Its top speed is of 305 km/h.
Figures make the fight quite clear, but on the race track, everything could be different. CarWow brought them on the same starting grid to sort things out. Well, a Mat Watson first shows off with the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S in the Drift mode. The Audi RS7 follows.
The Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S versus the Audi RS7. The moment of truth
And the moment of truth has come. The Audi RS7 is rockets ahead, but the lead does not last long. The Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S flashes past it arch enemy, finishing the quarter-mile in 11.1 seconds. The Audi took 11.6 seconds.
The history repeats itself in a rolling drag race. The four circles do not seem to stand a chance before the three-pointed star from Affalterbach.