Any car guy in their right mind would do anything to own one of these behemoths of the German automotive world. The Mercedes-AMG GT S is at the apex of all of the unmatched engineering Mercedes is capable of, and the Audi R8 V10 is the pinnacle of the rival German manufacturer’s offerings. With all that in mind, if you pit these two street-legal race cars in a head-to-head, which will cross the finish line ahead of the other and by how much?
Well, you’ll have to watch the above video from Auto Express to find out, but as you can see from the below specs, we’ve got quite the awesome match-up on our hands.
Per Car Scoops:
It’s no secret that Audi’s own supercar is one of the most enjoyable models in the segment; it’s the only one in the segment still offering a naturally aspirated engine (yes, there is also the Huracan), paired with one of the fastest shifting transmissions known to man.
The Mercedes-AMG GT S on the other hand is the first dedicated model Affalterbach made with twin-turbo power, employing the 4.0-liter V8 that’s been used in almost every model they currently offer. That’s not a bad thing of course as AMG’s V8 powerplant not only offers huge power, it also sounds rather good.
The entry-level R8 comes with 533hp out its 5.2-liter V10 while the AMG GT S packs 510 ponies. Both of them come with seven-speed dual-clutch transmissions, but the Audi is 55kg lighter than its rival and holds all four wheels responsible for transmitting the power on the tarmac.
Wow! Supercar street races are the best, aren’t they?