Road Tests Real world tests of C63 AMG vs GranTurismo MC Stradale

Differences What are the advantages of each

Car-autoblog view of Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

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Faster to 100mph 8.6 s vs 10 s Around 15% faster to 100mph
Faster in the quarter mile 12.1 s vs 12.6 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
Bigger engine 6,208 cc vs 4,700 cc More than 30% bigger engine
More torque 442 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM vs 377 ft-lb @ 4,750 RPM More than 15% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Slightly lighter curb weight 3,814 lb vs 4,081 lb More than 5% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
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Faster top speed 189 mph vs 155 mph 34 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights

Specifications Full list of technical specs


C63 AMG  vs
GranTurismo MC Stradale 
Brand Mercedes-Benz Maserati
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2011

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.95 lb/hp 9.19 lb/hp
Maximum hp 480 HP @ 6,800 RPM 444 HP
Maximum torque 442 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM 377 ft-lb @ 4,750 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion


Displacement 6,208 cc 4,700 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor None None
Bore/stroke 4.02 in / 3.72 in 3.7 in / 3.3 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

C63 AMG  vs
GranTurismo MC Stradale 
Top speed 155 mph 189 mph
1/4 mile 12.1 s 12.6 s
0-60mph 3.7 s 4.6 s
0-100mph 8.6 s 10 s


Drivetrain RWD RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,814 lb 4,081 lb
Length 186 in 192.2 in
Wheelbase 108.9 in 115.8 in
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