Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Dominates the Ferrari 488 GTB in Quarter-Mile Drag Race

Giancarlo Perlas August 17, 2017

Currently, Ferrari and Mercedes are in the frontline of the Formula One rankings. The rivalry of the two this season makes the sport more exciting than in the past three years of Mercedes dominance.

So, we have seen their F1 cars race a lot, but what about their production cars for regular customers? In the video you are about to see here, the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG W212 went against the Ferrari 488 GTB in a half-mile drag race.

Amazingly, the Mercedes E-Class performance car bested its rival before they hit the 1/2 mile mark. The E63 AMG managed to reach a quarter-mile in just 11.193 seconds at 203.16 km/h while the Ferrari was behind with 11.408 seconds at 211.88 km/h. The advantage can be traced back from the launch of both cars wherein the Mercedes was able to reach 60 ft in just 1.899 seconds versus Ferrari’s 2.011 seconds, and then 330 ft at 4.868 seconds for Mercedes compared to Ferrari’s 5.233 seconds.

The 488 GTB picked up its pace at the 1/2 mile mark though. That time, the car was already running at 263.54 km/h and it covered the distance in just 17.752 seconds. Mercedes was just a split-second away though at 17.925 seconds with 247.76 km/h in its speedometer.

According to the description of the video in YouTube by DragtimesInfo, the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S had a Stage 2 tuning from GAD Motors, giving it a total of 750 hp output. On the other hand, the Ferrari 488 GTB had 670 hp output in its power unit. There was no mention whether or not there were modifications made in the Ferrari car, so it was likely running on its stock configuration.

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo Perlas 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, particularly in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. 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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