RENNtech Mercedes-AMG GT R Smoked by the Chiron and 911.2 Turbo

Giancarlo Perlas November 14, 2018

What happens if you pit a Mercedes-AMG GT R against the Bugatti Chiron and the Porsche 911.2 Turbo. We already have a picture of what will happen to the car bearing the three-pointed star here, but what if it has undergone the forges of RENNtech?

The AMG GT R carries a 4.0-liter biturbo V8 engine capable of producing up to 577 hp. However, the one in the video here had its output boosted at 760 hp by RENNtech.

While the numbers of the Mercedes may sound very impressive, it is still dwarfed by the 911.2 Turbo’s tuned engine that produces 800 hp. On the other hand, its power is nearly half only of the Chiron’s 1,479 hp.

The only way to see how the cars will fare against each other is via a 1,000-meter runway. The race shown here is a one-on-one match between the Mercedes and the Porsche, and then another versus the Bugatti.

The race involves a rolling start wherein each car must already be running together at 50 km/h before the starting line. Upon reaching the starting grid, that’s the time when the action begins.

Sadly, the AMG GT R was beaten by both cars. Aside from the lower engine output of the Merc compared to its competitors, the maximum speed of each auto played a major part in the race.

The AMG GT R’s top speed was only capped at 276 km/h while the 991.2 Turbo logged a 306 km/h max speed and the Chiron clocked a 328 km/h run.

Drag Race Video

Check out the drag race here that puts the Mercedes-AMG GT R head-to-head with the Porsche 911.2 Turbo and Bugatti Chiron:

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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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