Road Tests Real world tests of C63 AMG vs Camaro ZL1

Differences What are the advantages of each

Car-autoblog view of Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

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More expensive sticker price $87k vs $60k 45% more expensive harder to own
Faster to 60mph 3.7 s vs 4.2 s More than 10% faster to 60mph
Lighter curb weight 3,814 lb vs 4,415 lb Around 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Front view of Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

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Has an air compressor Supercharger vs None Most supercars don't have an air compressor
More torque 558 ft-lb @ 3,800 RPM vs 442 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM More than 25% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More powerful engine 579 HP @ 6,100 RPM vs 480 HP @ 6,800 RPM More than 20% stronger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

C63 AMG  vs
Camaro ZL1 
Brand Mercedes-Benz Chevrolet
Price 87,462 60,445
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2012

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.95 lb/hp 7.63 lb/hp
Maximum hp 480 HP @ 6,800 RPM 579 HP @ 6,100 RPM
Maximum torque 442 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM 558 ft-lb @ 3,800 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 6,208 cc 6,200 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor None Supercharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11.3:1 9.1:1
Bore/stroke 4.02 in / 3.72 in 4.06 in / 3.62 in
Valves per cylinder 4 2

road tests

C63 AMG  vs
Camaro ZL1 
Top speed 155 mph 155 mph
0-60mph 3.7 s 4.2 s
0-100mph 8.6 s 8.7 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 483/? 203 508/? 203
Rear wheels 483/? 229 508/? 229

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,814 lb 4,415 lb
Width 70.7 in 75.5 in
Height 56.6 in 54.2 in
Length 186 in 190.4 in
Front track width 61.7 in 63.7 in
Wheelbase 108.9 in 112.3 in
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