WATCH: Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+ reclaims Nürburgring crown

By JAY WONG | 11 November 2020

AFFALTERBACH: Mercedes-AMG has apparently gone ahead and made the GT 63 S 4MATIC+ even faster.

Utilising the infamous Nordschleife Nürburgring as its test-bed, AMG development engineer and former racing driver Demian Schaffert managed to fine-tune the GT 63 S 4MATIC+ to shave off 2.3 seconds from its original lap time.

Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+, 2020

This puts the four-door coupé from Affalterbach at the top of the time-sheet in the “luxury class” category for the 20.832km-long track at 7 minutes 27.8 seconds - regaining the crown after three months from the Porsche Panamera (7 minutes 29.81 seconds).

The GT 63 S 4MATIC+ set the new record in standard form and comes with active rear-axle steering, electronically controlled rear-axle limited-slip differential and AMG DYNAMICS agility programme.

Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+, 2020

For grip, it uses Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 tyres to take on the 73 turns along the “Green Hell” while the included optionally extra aero package helped provide a reduction in drag as well as some much-needed downforce for added stability.

Power comes from a 4.0-litre (3,982cc) twin-turbo V8 engine producing 639hp from 5,500 to 6,500rpm and 900Nm of torque from 2,500 to 4,500rpm.

With a nine-speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9G transmission, 0 to 100kph sprints take 3.2 seconds before reaching a top speed of 315kph.

Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+, 2020