Two cars, same engine. The 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 power house sets the Mercedes-AMG GT S and the Aston Martin V8 Vantage in motion, so this is the fairest duel that there could ever be. But are they equal?
The front-engined sports cars are pitted against each other by Top Gear, during the show’s 26th season, the final one staring Matt LeBlanc.
Based on the partnership that started off back in 2013, the Vantage received the 4.0-liter V8 manufactured by Mercedes-AMG. But when racing against each other, is there any difference?
The British model comes with the 8-speed ZF automatic transmission, but a manual is also available in the near future. What is though the biggest problem of the Vantage? It is the Mercedes-AMG GT S, ten thousand cheaper and really good to drive, says LeBlanc.
The Brit gets to 100 km/h from a standstill in 3.6 seconds, while it takes the German just the same.
The Mercedes comes with a little more power (523 PS compared to 510 of the Vantage), while the Vantage comes with a little more torque (685 Nm compared to the 650 Nm of the AMG). So which one is going to win the Top Gear showdown?
What did you think? That Mercedes-AMG was going to give away its best tuned 4.0-liter V8 to Aston Martin?