Mercedes-AMG Reclaims Nürburgring Throne
Mercedes-AMG is now the proud title holder of the fastest “luxury class” vehicle on the Nürburgring Nordschleife after the 2021 model year GT 63 S smashed the legendary “North Loop” 2018 record by 2.3 seconds.
Reclaiming the top spot thanks to AMG development engineers’ fine-tuning, the four-door coupe from Affalterbach, the fastest in its class.
Cared for by AMG development engineer Damian Schaffert, the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S conquered the Nürburgring “North Loop” in 7:23.009 min for the 12.8-mile-long version (without straight-line measurement for track section T13) and 7:27.800 min for the 12.944-mile-long complete track (with straight-line measurement for track section T13).
Officially 2.3 seconds faster than the previous record-holder from 2018, Mercedes-AMG is again the king of the track after regaining its crown.
It comes shortly after Porsche the Panamera Turbo S clocked in a 7:25.04 around the 12.8-mile layout, calling on Mercedes to “hit the track again…” Mercedes held the record with a time of 7:30.11, before the Panamera nobbled the GT 63 S with the last time of 7:29.81. A record that only encouraged Mercedes-AMG to work even harder.
“Our record lap was the best of its class,” said Mercedes in a social media post. “and only 0.3 seconds off of a recent record time you may have heard about. Maybe it’s high time to hit the track again…” And that they did.
Completing the extremely demanding course in less than optimal conditions, Mercedes-AMG had to contend with wet spots and outside temperatures of 44.6 degrees Fahrenheit, and asphalt temperatures of 50 degrees. Ensuring the highest possible dynamic response to the dangerous conditions, Schaffert utilized the fully variable all-wheel-drive system inside the AMG GT four-door.
Accompanying the GT 63 throughout its development years, Schaffert is incredibly impressed with the “widespread” achievements with the “exclusive vehicle.” Made especially true following “recent slight revisions.”
“On the one hand, the four-door coupe is comfortable and equipped with many intelligent safety features for everyday driving, and on the other hand it offers this extremely high level of driving dynamics and precision, which we have now been able to demonstrate once again on the demanding Nordschleife,” said Demian Schaffert.
The 630 hp Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S, equipped with fully variable AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive, active rear-axle steering, an electronically controlled rear-axle limited-slip differential, and the AMG DYNAMICS agility program, left nothing to chance when it hit the “North Loop.”
Fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup2 tires during the record-breaking run, customers will also have the chance to try out the incredible optimized traction that provided the final bit of grip when accelerating out of the 73 curves in the “Green Hell.” An AMG Aerodynamics package is also an option for customers for increased stability at high speeds.
To find out more about this incredible achievement by Mercedes-AMG, visit their website to read all the bits and pieces that went into conquering the Nürburgring Nordschleife with the 2021GT 63 S – the fastest luxury class vehicle.
Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S Specifications
- Engine: 4.0L V8 Biturbo
- Power: 630 hp at 5,500-6,500 rpm
- Max. Torque: 664 lb-ft at 2,500-4,500 rpm
- Drive System: Fully variable all-wheel drive AMG Perfromance 4MATIC+
- Transmission: AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-Speed
- Acceleration: 0-60mph 3.1s
- Top Speed: 195 mph (electronically limited)