In 2018, the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-Door held the record as the fastest four-door production car to make a lap in Nurburgring. After it was overtaken by the 2021 Porsche Panamera this 2020, the high-performance car from the three-pointed star brand rebounded right away to reclaim its crown with its 2021 model year model.
According to Mercedes, the 2021 AMG GT 63 S 4-Door covered the 12.8-mile-long North Loop of the circuit in only 7:23.009 minutes (excluding the straight-line measurement for track section T13). Meanwhile, the car only took 7:27.800 minutes for the 12.944-mile-long full track (with straight-line measurement for track section T13) of the circuit.
The feat has been certified by a notary and is now officially listed on the homepage of Nurburgring GmbH. The record-breaking performance of the 2021 AMG GT 63 S 4-Door is two seconds faster than the time it set two years ago.
The AMG GT 63 S 4-Door used in the challenge is equipped with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. It produces 630 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque at peak RPM. All that power goes to Mercedes’ 4MATIC+ all-wheel-drive system and distributed via a nine-speed automatic transmission.
The AMG GT 63 S 4-Door is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in only 3.1 seconds. Meanwhile, its top speed is electronically-limited to 195 mph. The Nurburgring king in the four-door car segment used Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 tires, which is optional for buyers of the auto.