Road Tests Real world tests of C63 AMG vs Lexus LFA

0-60mph

Top speed

0-100mph

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Car-autoblog view of Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

Reasons to consider the
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More torque 442 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM vs 355 ft-lb @ 6,800 RPM Around 25% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Bigger engine 6,208 cc vs 4,800 cc Around 30% bigger engine
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Faster top speed 201 mph vs 155 mph 46 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
More expensive sticker price $376k vs $87k More than 4.2x more expensive harder to own
Faster in the quarter mile 11.6 s vs 12.1 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
More powerful engine 553 HP @ 8,700 RPM vs 480 HP @ 6,800 RPM More than 15% stronger engine
Slightly lighter curb weight 3,540 lb vs 3,814 lb More than 5% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

C63 AMG  vs
Lexus LFA 
Brand Mercedes-Benz Lexus
Price 87,462 375,875
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2010
City mileage 14 MPG 15 MPG
Highway mileage 20 MPG 21 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.95 lb/hp 6.4 lb/hp
Maximum hp 480 HP @ 6,800 RPM 553 HP @ 8,700 RPM
Maximum torque 442 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM 355 ft-lb @ 6,800 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 483/? 203 508/? 241
Rear wheels 483/? 229 508/? 292

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,814 lb 3,540 lb
Width 70.7 in 74.6 in
Height 56.6 in 48 in
Length 186 in 177.4 in
Front track width 61.7 in 62.2 in
Wheelbase 108.9 in 63.2 in

road tests

C63 AMG  vs
Lexus LFA 
Top speed 155 mph 201 mph
1/4 mile 12.1 s 11.6 s
0-60mph 3.7 s 3.6 s
0-100mph 8.6 s 7.8 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD w/Torsen LSD, TC, VSC
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 6

engine

Displacement 6,208 cc 4,800 cc
Cylinders V8 V10
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11.3:1 12:1
Bore/stroke 4.02 in / 3.72 in 3.46 in / 3.11 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4
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