So far, the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S has shown it has the speed to conquer the Nurburgring in its class, posting a 7min 49.3 sec lap time, and the acceleration to beat a traditional sports car like the AMG GT R up to 60mph (96km/h) from a standstill.
Like it or not, no matter how absurd an SUV with over 500hp might sound like, this is the world we’re living in.
To demonstrate just how fast the new Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S is off the line, Top Gear brought a Porsche Macan Turbo with the Performance Package for a drag race. Sadly, there’s no Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio in sight, which is probably the GLC’s number one rival at the moment, but the Porsche will have to do.
Compared to the GLC, the older Macan is understandably lacking in outright numbers; its twin-turbo 3.6-liter V6 makes 434hp (440PS) and 442lb-ft (600Nm) with the optional Performance Package, while Porsche reckons it’ll do the 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in 4.4 seconds.
The new GLC 63 S on the other hand comes with a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 producing 503hp (510PS) and 516lb-ft (700Nm) of torque. That’s a difference of 71hp and 74lb-ft between the two SUVs, which weight almost the same.
Did Porsche even had a chance against the brute force of the Mercedes-AMG? Well, what do you think?