Self Congratulatory Mercedes Boasts The AMG GT 63 is Really Fast… DUH!
Yes, yes, yes we’ve heard this one before, yet another fast Mercedes crushes yet another best in class Nürburgring lap record we’ve never heard of before. We’ve lost count of the endless Mercedes AMG derivatives being churned out over at Stuttgart. Are machines finally making machines? Nevertheless, Mercedes is killing it in Formula One at the moment and now they are offering an impression of their F1 success for the road. It’s an impression because a supercar for the road car is significantly inferior to a single-seater race car. Note, the Mercedes AMG GT 63 is an impression of the company’s F1 success.
Well, you could say it’s riding on the back of the Mercedes F1 team because the Mercedes AMG GT 63 is powered by a bi-turbo V8 tuned to 639bhp (470kW) and 900Nm of torque. Why not a V6 Hybrid with Kerrs? However, the AMG GT 63 is still mighty powerful indeed. The essentials are dispensed with no-nonsense, 0-62mph in 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 196mph. No rear wheel drive for this monster, it’s all-wheel drive. Makes sense with these modern high-powered supercars posing as ‘dad’ cars.
Standard equipment includes that variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive, active rear-axle steering, an electronically controlled rear-axle limited-slip differential. You also get the AMG DYNAMICS agility programme. Which at a guess is computer actuated and controlled adaptive dampers.
Whenever Mercedes desires to bark on about how fast it’s latest AMG derivative model is, they haul out the Nürburgring lap times. But this car is bought by people who just want to pose at a McDonald’s Drive-Thru while chatting on zoom. Or credit card fraudsters.