Is Mercedes-AMG Pushing For A Nurburgring Lap Record With The GLC 63 S?

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is currently the world’s fastest SUV on the Nurburgring. But it appears that its crown is in danger of being stolen by the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S.

According to BridgeToGantry, Mercedes is apparently targeting the Nurburgring lap record with the range-topping member of the GLC family.

“Today (April 26), the Nordschleife is being used exclusively by AMG to allow the factory and customer teams to make final preparations for the Nurburgring 24-hour race, barely two weeks away”, the outlet wrote. “But before the race cars hit the track, I heard whispers that an AMG street car might attempt a Nordschleife lap time.”

To back up the rumor, Dale Lomas, the man who wrote the article, filmed a GLC 63 S being pushed hard on the track. The super SUV was apparently running on street tires in the hands of what appears to be a professional racing driver.

Also Read: 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2.0T Q4 Long-Term Review: The Introduction

If this is indeed the case, and Mercedes-AMG actually broke the Nurburgring SUV lap record with the GLC 63 S, then expect an official announcement, followed by a video, in the coming days/weeks.

The time it has to beat is 7 minutes and 51.7 seconds, as that’s the lap time the Stelvio Quadrifoglio clocked at the 20.6 km- (12.8mi-) long circuit.

Theoretically, the top GLC needs 3.8 seconds for the 0-100km/h (0-62mph) sprint, or 0.1 seconds less than the Stelvio.

On the other hand, the Ferrari-derived 2.9-liter V6 used by the Alfa makes 512PS (505hp / 377kW) and 600Nm (443lb-ft) of torque, whereas the AMG’s 4.0-liter V8 delivers 510PS (503hp / 375kW) and 700Nm (516lb-ft) of torque. We guess it’s going to be close…

  • This is getting silly, and remember when Land Rover said they could make stripped out version of RR Sport SVR for Nurburgring… ughhhh

California And 22 Other States Sue U.S. Government Over Auto Emissions Standards

The war between the Trump administration, who revoked states’ rights to set their own standards, and state officials is escalating.

Mercedes Is Asking $53k For 22,000-Mile 1982 S-Class In Showroom Condition

Currently residing at the Mercedes-Benz Museum, this classic S-Class has undergone a thorough restoration by the company itself and is accompanied by all documents and invoices .

2020 Opel/Vauxhall Astra Leaves A Good Chunk Of Its GM Legacy Behind

The styling changes are minor, but the revamped Astra gets an all-new, PSA-derived engine lineup that should help it keep up with its rivals.

Toyota Land Cruiser Celebrates 10 Million Units Sold Since 1951

Toyota’s iconic off-roader has been on sale for 68 years now, with the latest generation being available in 170 markets worldwide.

VW T-Roc Gains 187 HP Diesel, Two New Design Packs In Europe

Apart from the new range-topping diesel engine, VW’s compact SUV is now also available with a Black Style and Beats package .

Jaguar Insists It’s Committed To Keep Making Sedans And Sports Cars

Jag will build next-generation models of the XJ, XE and XF, in all likelihood with electrified powertrains, and won’t become an SUV-only brand.

Renault Pondering Whether The 454 HP Zoe e-Sport EV Hyper Hatch Is Feasible

Launched as a concept more than two years ago with a dual electric motor set up, it can hit 62 mph from a standstill in just 3.2 seconds.

128 HP Opel Corsa GS Line Somehow Flew Under The Radar In Frankfurt

The GS Line is a warm hatch that packs a turbocharged three-pot and is billed as the spiritual successor to the first-gen GSi.

FCA Promises Fixed UK Prices On Post-Brexit Deliveries – On One Condition

No matter the outcome of the Brexit, Fiat Chrysler will guarantee prices across its range remains the same as long as you’ve placed your order until October 31 .

No, This Backwards-Facing Pickup Isn’t Really Driving In Reverse

This Chevrolet pickup somehow passed all safety inspections in Massachusetts and is totally road legal.