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Mercedes-AMG GT GT 63 S E Revealed: Fastest Mercedes Ever!

The Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E is here to break ground and a few records in a similar wake. The Mercedes AMG GT series has always been a car to watch out for if you are a performance geek. Mercedes has taken this up a notch by adding hybrid tech to it. While beating all acceleration numbers of its manufacturer, it might even be one of the fastest cars in production. What is under the hood, and how bonkers are the numbers exactly? Read below to get your mind blown.

The Beast Powering it

The AMG GT GT 63 S E is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 that can produce 603bhp. A 201bhp electric motor attached to the rear axle further enhances this engine's performance. The motor derives its power from a 6.1 kWh battery that offers a range of about 13 km on a full charge. This battery is charged through a 4-stage regenerative braking system that ensures the maximum propulsion is always available. It can also be charged at 3.7kW from a home charger. 

The motor brings the total output to 804bhp. Also, it adds four-wheel drive, putting it ahead of the McLaren 750S and the Ferrari 812 Superfast. The torque figure is almost 1420 Nm, one of the highest in any ICE car ever. 

Ground-Breaking Numbers

The mammoth engine powers the AMG GT 63 S E from 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 2.8 seconds, which is even quicker than the 1049 hp One Hypercar. The only ICE-powered cars that beat this figure are the Porsche 911 Turbo S, Ferrari SF90 Stradale, and Lamborghini Revuelto. The speed of the AMG GT 63 S E maxes out at 319 km/h. 

Visual Cues and Other Details

The AMG GT 63 S E looks similar to its ICE counterpart, the standard GT. It adds touches like red badging, aerodynamically optimised wheels and the rear charging port. Braking is handled by carbon-ceramic disk brakes larger than the ICE version. You also get rear-wheel steering and an active ride control system. 

Users can order the AMG GT 63 S E in the UK in autumn. While the prices aren't out yet, they might be around 200,000 Pounds (Rs 2.06 Crore).

 

 

TopGear Magazine May 2024