If we talk about fast cars, burning tires, and hundreds of horsepower in a car, Mercedes-AMG cars fit the perfect description. On top of that, AMG engines produce the most brutal and beautiful sound that rings a symphony in every car lover’s head.
The birth of AMG engines dates back to 1967 when two Mercedes engineers, Hans Werner Aufrecht, and Erhard Melcher got together to design a car engine that develops hundreds of horsepower.
Since then, AMG cars have become iconic when it comes to choosing a high-speed Mercedes-Benz car. By 1999, Mercedes owned 50% of the shares of AMG and renamed the company “Mercedes-AMG”.
The iconic AMG engine put in the Mercedes-Benz car became iconic for its raw power, torque, and breathtaking sound that it produces. Each AMG engine is a true masterpiece and it feels like all of the best performing Thoroughbred Horses are trapped under the hood.
Inspired by this incredible journey which led to the birth of Mercedes-Benz sports cars, we decided to highlight some of the production cars that came out with more horsepower than the 10 best racehorses of all time ranked by TwinSpires.
Mercedes-AMG GT 63 E Performance (843 hp)
The first on our list is actually a production car that looks very normal at first sight. This masterpiece of a car doesn’t even fall in the supercar category, and yet it produces 843 horsepower from a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 and electric motor.
The reason why this car is so powerful is because of its clever use of an electric motor that produces 204 horsepower on its own. It is a really fast car and one of the most powerful production cars in terms of horsepower.
Mercedes SLS AMG Electric Drive (751 hp)
Nowadays, it is fairly common to see electric cars that produce exceptional power from electricity. One of such is the iconic SLS AMG Electric car unveiled in 2012.
This was a groundbreaking car at that time, especially for the electric car industry, and one of the rare cars that managed to squeeze 751 horsepower from an electric motor.
Mercedes SL 65 AMG Black Series (670 hp)
Here, we have a car that is nowadays considered extinct in the industry. Even though this car is more than a decade old, it still is one of the most powerful autos that came out of the Mercedes-Benz factory.
Its aggressive exterior should warn you about the monster that lives underneath the hood. The Mercedes SL 65 AMG doesn’t come with any fancy electric motor. Its 670 horsepower is produced from the raw 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 that’s specifically designed for this car.
The Black Series can reach 60mph in 3.8 seconds and its top speed is almost 200 mph.
Mercedes AMG EQS 53 4Matic+ (658hp)
The most futuristic car produced by Mercedes-Benz is the new EQS which should revolutionize its entire selection of fast cars. This is a rapid all-electric saloon car fitted with a 107.8kW battery capable of a 350-mile range.
Since electric-powered cars have incredible torque, the EQS can go from 0 to 60mph in only 3.8 seconds. As petrol-engine cars are likely to become a dying breed, the EQS is here to prove that even normal saloon electric cars can have incredible performance.
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R (577 hp)
We continue to this iconic Mercedes-Benz AMG car from the supercar category. This is a true AMG monster with 577 horsepower underneath the hood. With the giant exhaust, extremely long hood, and giant wings, it features a truly aggressive look that is very different from most of the cars in Mercedes-Benz’s portfolio.
The dual-clutch transmission is also very impressive which makes the torque available in a split second. With all that power, you might start to question its ability to handle corners, but the handling of the AMG GT R is phenomenal. It will definitely put a smile on every driver’s face the moment you unleash its fury.