950 HP Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Drag Races Stock Huracan and 800 HP M6 in Russia – Video

With the current turbocharged engines, manufacturers use on their most advanced cars things are going better than ever for tuners out there. That’s because thanks to some carefully laid out ECU tuning, engines using forced induction can put down incredible amounts of power.
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That implies a small change in terms of hardware that gives you incredible gains. It’s also a lot cheaper to make your car go faster than before.

It’s a known fact that naturally aspirated engines can also be improved and tuned to make more power but it takes a lot more dedication, time and money to achieve similar outputs.

What we have here then are three cars that, coincidence or not, that represent both sides of the coin. On the one hand, we have the Lamborghini Huracan, one the very few cars out there today that is still powered by an atmospheric plant.

There’s a reason for that too: it’s a brilliant 5.2-liter V10, a reworked version of the one previously found on the Audi R8. It now makes 610 HP and 560 Nm (413 lb-ft) of torque, which is more than enough for a car weighing just 1,422 kg (3,135 lbs). Chip in the all-wheel drive and 7-speed automatic gearbox and you’ve got a 3.2-second car no matter what kind of induction it uses.

On the other hand, we have two arch rivals from Germany: a BMW M6 and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG. Both of them have turbocharged engines that have, in turn, been upgraded even more.

That’s basically a slap in the face of the Lambo that, even though it did its best, ‘only’ came up with 610 HP. The Mercedes, in stock guise, can rely on 557 HP and 720 Nm (531 lb-ft) of torque thanks to its 5.5-liter twin-turbo V8.

Impressive but not solely the reason we’re here. That’s because usually, the stock Merc would be trashed by the Lambo. This is no stock AMG though and the V8 under the bonnet received a kit that took it up to the astonishing 950 HP figure. That’s a number that would make any other car in the world tremble.

Not the Lambo though that, as you’re about to see, held its ground pretty well. Then came the BMW.

Under the Bavarian’s bonnet hides a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 that, in pre-facelift M6 guise used to make 560 HP and 680 Nm (501 lb-ft) of torque. Thanks to the aforementioned tuning, though, it’s now good for 800 HP. Will that be enough to take down the Merc?

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