By now, there isn’t probably anything that hasn’t been said about the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-Door Coupe, so how about seeing it demolish the drag strip?
Before scrolling to the bottom of the page and viewing the video, there are some key aspects that you should know. First, and foremost, the car has set a new record in its class at the Palm Beach International Raceway, according to Renntech, after running the quarter-mile in 10.652 seconds, at 127 mph (204 km/h).
In ‘S’ guise, the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine is good for 630 hp (639 PS / 470 kW) and 663 lb-ft (900 Nm) of torque, rocketing the car to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.2 seconds and up to 195 mph (315 km/h). However, by know you’ll have noticed Renntech’s name being mentioned, so it’s obvious that GT 63 S is anything but stock. In fact, after welcoming an ECU upgrade, the output has gone up to 783 horsepower (794 PS / 584 kW) and 798 pound-feet (1,082 Nm) of torque.
For an ECU upgrade, $3,480 is very expensive. But that represents a small fraction of the GT 63 S’ price, which will set you back for $159,000 in our market, excluding destination and any optional extras. Renntech wants to take even more money from owners of what could very well be called a four-door supercar, with their hand-held suspension module, blow-off valve adapters and performance air filter, priced at $1,495, $360 and $380, respectively. Finally, the radar detector will set you back another $4,750 – and could save you many, many more bucks by the way…