Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Pitted Against The Shelby GT500 Mustang By EVO

Peter Parcon December 20, 2012

EVO, a UK automobile magazine, recently pitted the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe against the Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang to test which was the better muscle car.

The publication opted to use the base model of the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe with its 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine that generates 451bhp and 443 lb-ft against the Shelby that featured a supercharged 5.8-liter V8 engine which channels 662bhp and 631lbs of torque.

An upgraded model of the C63 AMG Coupe is also available that increases its output to 481bhp while the Black Edition model offers 510bhp.

The two cars have numerous differences and EVO wanted to test which one is the better vehicle. Both cars have claimed to be good at a straight-line acceleration and what better way to find out than a good old-fashioned drag race.

The North American muscle car is not officially available in Europe although it has a price tag of around $54,995 in the US. In comparison, the C63 AMG Coupe has a price tag of around $59,800 in the US market, and it can be purchased in the UK at around $94,800.

You can check out the video to see which one is the better muscle car, the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe or the Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang.

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