Maybach 57S vs. Audi S8 vs. Mercedes CL63 AMG, a Luxury Drag Race that Shouldn't Happen

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When it comes to cars such as the Maybach 57S or the Audi S8, people don't acquire such behemoths for drag racing purposes. Or do they? Well, the answer depends on which part of the world the story takes place and we're here to take you to Russia, where drag racing uber-luxury sedans is normal.
Aside from the Maybach 57S and the Audi S8 mentioned above, the lavish sprint test we're here to discuss also includes a Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG.

Sure, the CL has been replaced by the S-Class Coupe and the Maybach brand has been killed, being resurrected as a sub-brand, but these details are not relevant here.

Instead, we want to talk about how the 600 HP Audi battles it out with the 630 HP Maybach and the 525 hp Affalterbach machine.

Yes, we know, 600 HP sounds like a bit too much for the twin-turbo 4-liter V8 under the S8's hood and that's because the Ingolstadt vehicle has received a PP Performance Stage One upgrade.

As for the Maybach driver, he appears to be the calmest of the lot, unlike the guy in the CL63, who tries everything to go around the power disadvantage of his naturally-aspirated 6.2-liter V8.

The best part about this type of Russian events is that they offer us complete info. The highlight here is a standing kilometer race and yet there's more to the battle than that.

The quarter-mile times, along with the difference made by the reaction times are taken into consideration, and you'll be able to see them all behind the "play" button below.

P.S.: the accent for the "Maybach" pronunciation comes as a bonus

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