The Nurburgring is perhaps the ultimate playground for car enthusiasts, and this video showing a Mercedes-AMG GT R and Porsche 911 GT3 RS attacking the German circuit is surely enough to get anyone excited.
When Mercedes set its official lap time of 7:10.9 with the AMG GT R back in 2016, it was the fastest rear-wheel drive sports car to ever tackle the infamous circuit. While that record is now held by the Porsche 911 GT2 RS from Manthey Racing, the GT R is still one formidable weapon.
As for the 911 GT3 RS, it is almost as quick as the more powerful GT2 RS at the Nurburgring and, approximately 12 months ago, recorded a blistering time of 6:56.4. It’s little surprise that the video below of the two hitting the track is so good to watch as they are very, very evenly matched.
Powering the Mercedes is a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 delivering 577 hp and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque. By comparison, the 4.0-liter naturally aspirated flat-six f the GT3 RS has 512 hp and 346 lb-ft (470 Nm) of torque. The added power of the AMG GT R means it is able to put some distance between it and the Porsche along the circuit’s high-speed sections but it is through the turns and during areas of heavy braking where the 911 really comes alive and claws its way back.