• W212 E63 AMG S wagon runs 11.7@120.4 and the SLS AMG Black Series 11.1@129.8 in MotorTrend's World's Greatest Drag Race Part 3

      While having all this impressive hardware available to them for the Best Driver's Car competition MotorTrend managed to line up the cars for they call the World's Greatest Drag Race 3. The name is over the top but with hardware including Aston Martin Vanquish, Audi R8 V10 Plus, Bentley Continental GT Speed, BMW M6, Ford Focus ST, Jaguar F-Type V8 S, Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 wagon, Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series, Nissan GT-R Track Edition, Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, Porsche Cayman S, and SRT Viper. Lining these cars up is almost mandatory.


      Keep in mind the E63 AMG S is a wagon. The sedan will be quicker as it is lighter. Still, an 11.7@120.4 is absurd performance for a wagon. This points to the all wheel drive AMG S sedan to be capable of mid 11's out of the box. That also likely means easy 10's with a tune. Incredible? You bet.

      The SLS Black Series finishes second as the GTR wins the drag race by virtue of its all wheel drive. It loses out by a tenth but it has a higher trap speed at just under five miles per hour over the GTR's 125.1. The SLS Black Series is the fastest car in the competition.

      Full results below the video, enjoy.



      Nissan GT-R Track Edition 11.0 @ 125.1
      Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series 11.1 @ 129.8
      Audi R8 V-10 Plus 11.3 @ 125.8
      SRT Viper 11.5 @ 128.7
      Mercedes-Benz E63 S AMG 11.7 @ 120.4
      BMW M6 12.1 @ 123.1
      Jaguar F-Type V-8 S 12.1 @ 120.2
      Bentley Continental GT Speed 12.1 @ 117.1
      Porsche 911 Carrera 4S 12.3 @ 114.4
      Aston Martin Vanquish 12.4 @ 115.3
      Porsche Cayman S 12.7 @ 109.7
      Ford Focus ST 14.6 @ 95.7
      This article was originally published in forum thread: W212 E63 AMG S wagon runs 11.7@120.4 and the SLS AMG Black Series 11.1@129.8 in MotorTrend's World's Greatest Drag Race Part 3 started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 23 Comments
      1. leo985i's Avatar
        leo985i -
        I love that wagon! It's insanely fast for a "wagon". If I could afford it, I would be my next family vehicle.
      1. litxus's Avatar
        litxus -
        I wish they would eliminate obvious weak links. Focus ST didn't even have a chance and I wish they would do a 1/2 mile or 1 mile next time.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by litxus Click here to enlarge
        I wish they would eliminate obvious weak links. Focus ST didn't even have a chance and I wish they would do a 1/2 mile or 1 mile next time.
        Definitely agree.
      1. leo985i's Avatar
        leo985i -
        Last year they had the FR-S too. Another waste if you ask me, when you compare them with super cars.
      1. BigM62's Avatar
        BigM62 -
        Why no Lambo or McLaren?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BigM62 Click here to enlarge
        Why no Lambo or McLaren?
        Excellent question. Nobody would miss the Focus.
      1. onisyndicate's Avatar
        onisyndicate -
        But seriously the AMG Wagon is sick. I can run with a Zo6 corvette or a Gt500 and smoke just about every american muscle car that is "bad ass" and still have room for the kids, my five sacks go groceries and 3 duffle bags. I'll take that any day! AMG has made it very nice in selecting a car for the family man that really wants to go fast!

        This is the explanation they give about the car selection.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0JPt0lFovk&list=PL66428F1807C206CF
      1. leo985i's Avatar
        leo985i -
        The crazy thing is that the Z06 Vette ran a faster time than the SLS BS by about 2 seconds on that track, which is insane for an "old" car. Can't wait to see what the next Z06 will do. Hopefully GM will introduce it in time for the next best drivers competition.
      1. onisyndicate's Avatar
        onisyndicate -
        I was talking about a drag race. Not a Track race. I wouldn't track the Wagon!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by onisyndicate Click here to enlarge
        But seriously the AMG Wagon is sick. I can run with a Zo6 corvette or a Gt500 and smoke just about every american muscle car that is "bad ass" and still have room for the kids, my five sacks go groceries and 3 duffle bags. I'll take that any day! AMG has made it very nice in selecting a car for the family man that really wants to go fast!

        This is the explanation they give about the car selection.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0JPt0lFovk&list=PL66428F1807C206CF
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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by onisyndicate Click here to enlarge
        But seriously the AMG Wagon is sick. I can run with a Zo6 corvette or a Gt500 and smoke just about every american muscle car that is "bad ass" and still have room for the kids, my five sacks go groceries and 3 duffle bags. I'll take that any day! AMG has made it very nice in selecting a car for the family man that really wants to go fast!

        This is the explanation they give about the car selection.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0JPt0lFovk&list=PL66428F1807C206CF
        Then wagon is way sick and the fact they sell it in the USA unlike Audi with the RS6 is awesome.

        I'm warming to wagons.
      1. SLS AMG's Avatar
        SLS AMG -
        Great drag race. But it seems the Black Series can beat the GT-R from a roll-on race.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SLS AMG Click here to enlarge
        Great drag race. But it seems the Black Series can beat the GT-R from a roll-on race.
        Easily.
      1. onisyndicate's Avatar
        onisyndicate -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Then wagon is way sick and the fact they sell it in the USA unlike Audi with the RS6 is awesome.

        I'm warming to wagons.

        Renntech Tune only on 1/4 mile. 11.161 @ 127.45 Imagine what the SLS will due with a tune!

      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by onisyndicate Click here to enlarge
        Renntech Tune only on 1/4 mile. 11.161 @ 127.45 Imagine what the SLS will due with a tune!

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiKKP0bm9OE
        The SLS is naturally aspirated an in a higher state of tune so it won't have the same gains.

        And Renntech has run 10's.
      1. e92livin's Avatar
        e92livin -
        The new E63 is a problem .. I thought it was 4matic tho..
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by e92livin Click here to enlarge
        The new E63 is a problem .. I thought it was 4matic tho..
        The AMG S version is 4Matic standard. You have the option of rear wheel drive or 4Matic because AMG is actually making enthusiast vehicles.
      1. Batman's Avatar
        Batman -
        Forget the Viper, forget the Bimmer and forget the GTR. This AMG S is an animal! I can't wait to see what the sedan will do. Unless you are an enthusiast that lives on a track majority of your time, there is no reason to drive something else.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Batman Click here to enlarge
        Unless you are an enthusiast that lives on a track majority of your time, there is no reason to drive something else.
        There are a lot of reasons to drive other things. I don't need a 5-seater for example and an E-class is hardly exclusive.

        That said, it is one of the most badass sedans around.
      1. onisyndicate's Avatar
        onisyndicate -
        Lamborghini Aventador 10.8 @ 132.3
        McLaren MP4-12C 10.8 @ 130.7
        Nissan GT-R Black Edition 11.1 @ 124.8
        Ford Shelby GT500 11.6 @ 125.7
        Porsche 911 Carrera S 120.0 @ 117.1
        Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 12.1 @ 117.4
        Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series 12.1 @ 117.6
        Jaguar XKR-S, 12.5 @ 118.1
        Subaru BRZ 14.9 @ 94.4

        Click here to enlarge

        This year compared to last year is quite a difference. Two cars in the tens with last year and a hint in the 11s. Where as this year not 10s and a bunch of them running 11s.

        Which car to own at what price it'd be a tough decision!

        Will say this ford Focus ST > Subaru BRZ!