May 19, 2024

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The 805 hp AMG GT63 SE is the fastest Mercedes ever

The 805 hp AMG GT63 SE is the fastest Mercedes ever

The GT63 SE Performance is the fastest accelerating production car ever built by Mercedes-AMG.

Performance of the Mercedes-AMG GT63 SE 2025

I knew it was coming. For those who prefer to dress up their crazy Mercedes-Benzes in sleek two-door clothes, you've got a new toy. The two-door Mercedes-AMG GT63 SE Performance has arrived, and all indications are that it was worth the wait.

Those familiar with Mercedes-AMG know that E Performance is the company's name for hybrid power. You get 805 combined horsepower in the new GT flagship, thanks to a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 in the front and an electric motor in the back. The gas stove alone makes 603 horsepower, but arguably the most impressive number is the 1,047 pound-feet of total torque. With everything working together, Mercedes says the AMG GT63 SE performs to 60 mph in just 2.7 seconds. The new-generation coupe may be larger with extra seats, but it's officially the fastest-accelerating AMG production model ever.

While this is technically a plug-in hybrid, efficiency is not a factor here. The battery capacity is just 6.1 kWh, and Mercedes didn't mention electric-only range other than to say it would be announced later. Instead, the battery's focus is on performance, and to that end, Mercedes keeps it at the ideal temperature to extract the most power when needed. Charging comes either through a plug or through various recuperation settings that the driver can select, including a single-pedal mode similar to an electric vehicle.

A nine-speed dual-clutch transmission routes power through Mercedes-AMG's 4Matic+ all-wheel drive system. In normal operation, the electric motor drives only the rear axle, but when slip is detected, power can be directed forward. Rear axle steering and AMG Active Ride Control suspension with roll stabilization are standard here, as are carbon ceramic brakes. Six-piston calipers grip 16.5-inch rotors up front, mounted behind standard 20-inch wheels, while 15-inch rotors with single-piston calipers can be found out back. Optional wheels up to 21 inches are available.

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Appearance-wise, you'd be hard-pressed to recognize the E Performance Edition of the standard AMG GT63 unless you get up close. Mercedes adds special badges to the trunk lid, and there is a door that hides a charging port in the rear fascia. There are unseen changes to the active aero system, designed to optimize performance specifically for the hybrid powertrain. In the 2+2 cockpit, it's a standard-issue Mercedes-AMG, which means it's not a bad place to be.

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Pricing for the 2025 Mercedes-AMG GT63 SE Performance two-door will be announced closer to going on sale in late 2024.

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