Mercedes-AMG chief Tobias Moers recently stated that he had little interest in Nürburgring Nordschleife production car lap records, but that hasn't stopped the 52-year-old from giving an indication of how long the new GT 4-Door Coupé takes to blast round the famous German circuit.
Speaking to Automobile magazine, Moers said that the new Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé was developed to be “capable of doing everything”, from sedate everyday driving to full-bore track work.
“This is the expectation of our customers: give me comfort when I would like to have it, and give me the race attitude, give me the race approach when I hit the track,” he said.
Moers revealed to the publication that the new model – presumably in range-topping GT63 S guise, with its 470 kW/900 N.m 4,0-litre V8 twin-turbo engine – had lapped the Nürburgring in “7 minutes 30 something … which is really fast”.
Of course, that's short of the current lap record for four-door sedans (7 minutes 21 seconds), which was set by the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 in late 2017. The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, though, had earlier managed a time of 7 minutes 32 seconds, so the Mercedes could end up in second place ahead of the Italian once Affalterbach officially releases the GT 4-Door Coupé's time.
The Mercedes‑AMG GT63 S 4Matic+ hits 100 km/h from standstill in a claimed 3,2 seconds before topping out at 315 km/h.
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