Fearless Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S Thinks It Can Beat the Ferrari F8 Tributo, so Can It?

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Ladies and gents, good day (or good evening if you live farther east) and welcome to yet another exciting drag race between a pure blue-blooded supercar and a four-door model that can put many expensive rides to shame.
In the red corner, we have none other than the fabulous Ferrari F8 Tributo. This mid-engine, rear-wheel drive exotic replaced the 488 more than two years ago, and it is a true force to be reckoned with.

As the naturally aspirated days of such rides are almost over, it embraces a turbo’d 3.9-liter V8, with 710 horsepower and 568 pound-feet (770 Nm) of torque. The thrust is directed to the wheels through a dual-clutch seven-speed automatic transmission, and it brags about hitting 62 mph (100 kph) in just 2.9 seconds, en route to a maximum speed of 211 mph (340 kph).

In the black corner, with numerous victims under its belt, is the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-Door Coupe. Offering space for an entire family and their luggage, this is a true four-door supercar and the direct replacement of the old AMG CLS. That’s right, you cannot get the modern-day CLS in the hot 63 flavor, so that’s what the GT 63 is for; well, that and extra bragging rights since it looks different on the outside.

A twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine lies under the hood of the German model. In the 63 S specification, it pumps out 630 hp and 664 lb-ft (900 Nm) of torque. The Affalterbach brand claims that it can do the 0 to 62 mph (0-100 kph) in just 3.2 seconds, with a 196 mph (315 kph) top speed.

Thus, in theory at least, the AMG holds the upper ground, but surely the Ferrari cannot go down without a fight. That said, let's get ready to rumble. The action starts at the 2:06 mark, and the video shared down below also shows the Prancing horse take on other fast machines, including a BMW M5 E60 and a Porsche 911 Turbo S.

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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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