2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Races the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-Door

Giancarlo Perlas July 21, 2021

The Mercedes-AMG GT R and the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-Door may be positioned on the same range, but in reality, the cars are from different breeds. The two-door is a pure standalone sports car while the four-door is more like a roided version of the CLS but with the same face as the two-door AMG GT R. With those things out of the way, the video here compares both cars and takes them on a half-mile drag race to find out which one is quicker.

Mercedes-AMG GT R

The AMG GT R houses a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 capable of delivering up to 577 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. All that power goes to a rear-wheel-drive system and is distributed via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. With its 3,600 lbs weight and a power-to-weight ratio of 6.23:1 plus launch control, it can go 130 mph in 7.6 seconds.

Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-Door

The AMG GT 63 S 4-Door coupe has the same engine as the AMG GT R but with 630 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque. Unlike the two-door, this one is equipped with an all-wheel-drive system and nine-speed automatic transmission. The mentioned specs pose a significant advantage against its rival but the auto’s heavier frame at 4,500 pounds and 7.14:1 power-to-weight ratio with 8.6 seconds to a 130 mph run may play a key role in balancing things out during the race.

The Race

The drag race involves a couple of rolling starts and a half-mile sprint from start to finish to test how the respective launch controls and power configurations of the cars will influence the results.

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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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