7 minutes, 27 seconds and 800 milliseconds: that’s how quickly Mercedes-AMG’s bahn-storming GC 63S four-door can lap the Nürburgring.
Mercedes-AMG has once again taken to the legendary Nordschleife of the Nürburgring to prove their car the fastest and left with the title of record holders in the executive class.
AMG’s revised 2021 GT 63S 4Matic+ set a time of 7 minutes, 27 seconds and 800 milliseconds on the 20.832-kilometre-long course, with former racing driver Demian Schaffert beating his 2018 record by 2.3 seconds.
The latest time steals back to top spot, after Porsche took to the track last year in their Panamera Turbo S and set a time of 7:29.81 wearing the same Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 as the AMG GT 63S.
Mercedes-AMG says their record attempt was no picnic either, with ambient temperatures of 7 degrees celsius and wet spots along the track making for a nerve-wracking experience on the track that has taken the lives of many talented drivers.
Fitted to the GT 63S was the optional aero package to assist with stability at higher speeds while the AMGs 4.0L V8 Biturbo engine put 470kW of power and 900Nm of torque through all four wheels.
The new record was achieved due to extensive fine-tuning made to the four-door supercar, with all AMG cars required to undergo testing at the Nordschleife as part of their development process.
Schaffert said the car’s ability to set such a record was an incredible feet when you consider
how comfortable and practical it is day to day.
“Even though I’ve been accompanying our GT 63 through its development for several years now, it’s always impressive to see the wide spread we have been able to achieve with this exclusive vehicle. This is especially true after the recent slight revision,” he said.
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