Mercedes-AMG GT R Shows 1000 HP G63 What True Speed Looks Like

If you drive a 1000 hp Mercedes-AMG G63, you could be forgiven for thinking you own the road. However, on an open stretch of Autobahn, such a beast is no match for a stock Mercedes-AMG GT R, even if the latter has a 400 hp deficit.

AutoTopNL were testing out a 1000 hp G63 when they discovered that, despite its huge power figure, the SUV’s top speed is no greater than a stock example because of the pesky limiter. Consequently, it can’t be pushed beyond 162 mph (260 km/h).

By comparison, a stock AMG GT R can sprint to 212 mph (341 km/h) if given enough room, leaving the G63 for dead.

As impressive as the AMG GT R is, the German brand isn’t done with its flagship sports car. A host of performance-focused versions are around a corner, the most insane of which shall revive the Black Series label. If history has taught us anything, the AMG GT R Black Series will receive a healthy dose of additional power and undergo comprehensive aerodynamic changes to make it an absolute animal.



    Well if you’re going to add more power than you should at least look into getting the electronic limiter disabled as well.

    • Bo Hanan

      Not sure I’d want to do 155 MPH in a skyscraper.

      • Bash

        Yep, That is right.

      • LWOAP

        Fair enough but you know someone out there will try and push this thing to 200 or more.

        • Infinite1

          There’s always that one person…

      • Infinite1


  • Zandit75

    Holy Steering Wheel Input Batman!!
    Is it just me, or is that a stupid amount of steering wheel action??
    Also, the interior reflections on that window tint seems ridiculous!

    • Matt

      The G-Class has a certain level of ‘play’ built into the steering rack (by design and by age). Even in AMG form it has always had quite vague steering, which calms driver inputs and minimises the risk of vigorous direction changes which could tip it over.

  • Even if the limiter was removed, do you really want to travel 200 MPH in a brick? Aerodynamics my friends…Physics my friends…

  • Infinite1

    Goes to show that power isn’t everything, engineering, weight ratio, aerodynamics, suspension and tires should all be considered.

  • wait a minute

    basic physics, garden shed, drag co-efficient are my thoughts watching this.

  • sounds amazing. looks hideous, except during an apocalyptic moment

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    So if you need to countersteer or avoid something, the vehicle wouldn’t allow you?

    I don’t buy that for one second. Sorry.