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Faster than a Porsche 911 Turbo? 2025 Mercedes-AMG GT63 S E Performance is quickest AMG yet!

There's very little difference in the styling of the 'regular' AMG GT63, and the S E Performance version.

Mercedes has lifted the lid on the fastest model to ever wear an AMG badge.

Produced by the German giant’s go-fast arm, the Mercedes-AMG GT63 S E Performance, can sprint from 0-100km/h in just 2.8 seconds.

While that might not be as quick as Tesla’s Model S Plaid (2.1sec), this hyper hybrid is bang on the acceleration time of one of its closest rivals, the Porsche 911 Turbo.

So what exactly is powering the new-generation hi-po coupe?

The familiar 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine pumps out 450kW of power and 850Nm of torque, but when combined with a 150kW/320Nm electric motor, the whole thing delivers a massive 600kW and between 1080 to 1420Nm.

It drives all four wheels thanks to Mercedes’ Performance 4Matic+ all-wheel-drive system, via a nine-speed dual-clutch transmission. According to AMG, fuel consumption is 8.2 litres per 100km, but when the battery is depleted that increases to 12.3L/100km.

As a plug-in hybrid you get some all-electric driving range, but don’t expect to be making trips across town on EV power alone - the small 6.1kWh battery only allows for 13km. You can recharge via a plug or through regenerative braking.

The bahn-storming sports car comes standard with rear-axle steering, AMG Active Ride Control suspension with roll stabilisation, and carbon-ceramic brakes.

At the front you’ll find six-piston calipers and 16.5-inch rotors, with 15-inch rotors with single-piston calipers at the rear.

The Mercedes-AMG GT63 S E Performance can sprint from 0-100km/h in just 2.8 seconds.

Aside from badging indicating it is the special flagship Performance grade, there is little else to differentiate this from the ‘standard’ AMG GT63.

It also gains “aerodynamically optimised” 20-inch 10-spoke AMG light alloy wheels.

As for an Australian launch, a Mercedes-Benz spokesperson said it was too early to discuss the company’s plans for the model.

Tim Nicholson
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Calling out the make and model of every single car he saw as a toddler might have challenged his parents’ patience, but it was clearly a starting point for Tim Nicholson’s journey into automotive journalism. Tim launched the program, Fender Bender, on community radio station JOY 94.9 during completion of his Master of Arts (Media and Communications). This led to an entry role at industry publication GoAuto, before eventually taking the role of Managing Editor. A stint as RACV’s Motoring Editor – including being an Australia’s Best Cars judge – provided a different perspective to automotive media, before leading him to CarsGuide where he started as a Contributing Journalist in September 2021, and transitioned to Senior Editor in April 2022, before becoming Managing Editor in December 2022.
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