Mercedes-AMG GT S Vs. Jaguar F-Type R

Giancarlo Perlas January 23, 2016
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A Jaguar F-Type R with stock engine configuration prepares to race against the tuned Mercedes-AMG GT S.

A couple of days ago, the YouTube channel of TheBayAreaRacing shared a drag race between a Mercedes-AMG GT S and a Jaguar F-Type R. It’s a battle of two V8-powered cars. A car resulting from the ingenuity of British engineering versus German engineering. So which one won in the contest?

First, let’s look at the tale of the tape:

Jaguar F-Type R

The Jaguar in the video is equipped with its stock engine and it retained its configuration. In the engine bay of the car sits a 5.0-liter V8 engine with an output of 550 hp and 502 lb-ft of torque.

The resulting zero to 60 mph sprint of the car is 3.5 seconds. Then its maximum speed is at 188 mph.

Mercedes-AMG GT S

The stock configuration of the 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine of the Mercedes sports car is 503 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. The unit allows the auto to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just three seconds with a maximum speed of 193 mph, thanks to its lighter armor compared to the Jaguar.

The F-Type R, holds a lot of advantage over the product from AMG just by looking at its power. However, the ECU of the Mercedes-AMG GT S in the video has been given a Stage 2 tuning from HG Motorsports. In addition, it was given new filters, among others.

The resulting output of the GT S was not mentioned in the video.

The Race

Check out the video below to watch the race between the Jaguar F-Type R and the Mercedes-AMG GT S:

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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