Mercedes-AMG GT63S is the fastest luxury vehicle on the Nurburgring Nordschleife
Another day, another record. After all, it's the best, or nothing.
When Mercedes-AMG pulled the wraps of the GT Four Door, I was a bit taken a back. I loved the CLS, particularly the W218, and was a bit disappointed that they rebranded it and added styling elements from the AMG GT. Though, BMW re-imagined the 8-Series and brought out the M8, so I understand the need to bring out a "new" mid-sized four-door coupe, but that doesn't mean I have to like the decision. What I do have to acknowledge, is that the new GT63S is the fastest luxury car around the Nurburgring Nordschleife.
With a time of 7:23 for the 12.8 mile version of the track, and 7:27.8 for the 12.944 mile version, this places the GT63S atop the list of luxury vehicles to lap the Green Hell. The previous record holder in this category was a Porsche Panamera Turbo S ran a 7:29.81 in September.
This was a mostly stock GT63S, with the optional AMG Aerodynamics package and a set of Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2. Demian Schaffert, an AMG development engineer was behind the wheel, and with the suspension upgrades to the new 2021 GT63S, the big Merc was able to serve up a fresh batch of Gapplesauce, just in time for Thanksgiving too.
Comparing the GT63S to the Panamera Turbo S, the GT63S is up on power by 10 horsepower and up on torque by 60 lb-ft. The Merc is also roughly 200 pounds lighter than the Panamera. Considering both of them have 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8s, it's a clear win for the Merc here.
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