With the new Panamera, Porsche set a new “executive car” record of 7:29.81 minutes.
Almost two years ago, an AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+ 4-Door Coupé was clocked at 7:30.109 minutes, in wet conditions.
It appears as though Mercedes-AMG will soon hit the track again.
The question is, quite simply: What will happen to the current lap record if a Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+ 4-Door Coupé is driven in clement driving conditions? According to Mercedes-AMG, it might be time to head back to the track.
Only a few weeks ago, Porsche shared with the world that they had set a new Nürburgring lap record time, with a new Panamera, of 7:29.81 minutes. This new record is for an executive car. While no doubt impressive, the result will have served as motivation for Mercedes-AMG to return to the famed German track.
Anyhow, the goal will undoubtedly be to beat Porsche’s record but by the looks of AMG’s Facebook post, they don’t seem too worried about their chances – they already have done so. Again, nearly two years ago, an AMG development engineer’s lap in a GT 63 S 4MATIC+ 4-Door Coupé was clocked at 7:30.109 minutes, or only 0.3 seconds off Porsche’s time. And, if you watch the video (worth it because V8 noises), you’ll notice that the track is wet and rain is visible.
Whether or not Mercedes-AMG returns to the Ring with a GT 63 S or possibly the expected 800-horsepower plug-in hybrid GT 73e remains to be seen. Either way, we don’t think Porsche’s record will stand for very long.
How much faster do you think the AMG will be around the Nürburgring this time?