Mercedes-AMG Breaks Porsche’s Record at Nurburgring

Mercedes-AMG has regained the superiority on the track.

The GT 63 S 4Matic+ has now become the fastest car in the class at the Nurburgring. The model has broken the record of the upgraded Porsche Panamera Turbo S. The Mercedes car has managed to complete a full lap 2.01 seconds faster than the predecessor and to regain the superiority.

Mercedes-AMG announced the upcoming “rematch” back in August, when the restyled Panamera completed a full lap at the Nurburgring in 7 minutes 29.81 seconds – 13 seconds faster than the AMG GT 63 S. However, the record did not last long: the company again released their model on the North Loop.

Driven by engineer and former driver Demian Schaffert, the car completed a full lap in 7 minutes 27.8 seconds and the 20.6-kilometer version of the track in 7 minutes 23 seconds. The both results were better than those of the Panamera and notarized.

The GT 63 S 4MATIC+ is equipped with a four-liter biturbo V8 (639 hp / 900 Nm). The engine comes with a 9-speed automatic gearbox and four-wheel drive with drift mode. The car accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and has a top speed of 315 km/h.

The record holder's equipment also includes low-profile Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 tires, available to hatchback buyers for a surcharge.

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