Aston Martin Vantage and Lexus RC F claim to be rivals of the Mercedes-AMG GT S, launched in Paris in September 2014. But do they stand a chance on the racetrack? It is now the moment of truth! It is the ultimate battle!
Ladies and gentlemen, place your bets! The Mercedes-AMG GT S, the Aston Martin Vantage N430 and the Lexus RC F all lined up on the starting grid. Their exhausts roar and the professional drivers nod at each other. Ready, steady, go!
And speaking of torque, let’s get technical a little bit, shall we? The Mercedes runs on the already famous V8 AMG biturbo 4.0-liter engine, capable of producing 510 HP and of reaching a 310 km/h top speed.
The total output of the Aston Martin Vantage N430 is – as the name says – 430 HP, also coming out of a V8, which features 4.7 liters and which delivers the power to the rear wheels.
The Lexus RC F shelters a 5.0-liter V8 and 477 HP under the hood. The engine, delivering the power towards the rear axle via a 7-speed automatic transmission, can display a top speed of 270 km/h (168 mph).
It was a 2-kilometer straight race and the rivals of the AMG GT S did not stand a single chance. All they did was get a good view of the pretty rear shape and fin of the blue Mercedes. The car sporting the brilliant AMG engine crossed the finish line one second ahead of the Aston Martin. The premium sporty Toyota, Lexus RC F, closed the trio.
Mercedes-AMG GT S
4.0 V8 biturbo 510 HP
0 to 100 km/h: 3.8 s
Top speed : 310 km/h
Aston Martin N430
4.7 V8 436 HP
0 to 100 km/h: 4.8 s
Top speed : 305 km/h
Lexus RC F
5.0 V8 477 hp
0 to 100 km/h: 4,5 s
Top speed : 270 km/h