Road Tests Real world tests of SL 63 AMG vs Corvette

Top speed

0-100mph

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG

Reasons to consider the
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Has an air compressor Turbocharger vs None Most supercars don't have an air compressor
Much more expensive sticker price $141k vs $74k More than 90% more expensive harder to own
Significantly more torque 666 ft-lb @ 2,250 RPM vs 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM Around 45% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More powerful engine 557 HP @ 5,500 RPM vs 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM More than 10% stronger engine
Front view of Chevrolet Corvette

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Faster top speed 198 mph vs 186 mph 12 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Lighter curb weight 3,130 lb vs 4,059 lb Around 25% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Bigger engine 7,011 cc vs 5,500 cc More than 25% bigger engine
Really great lap time on the Hockenheim Short track 1:08.70 vs 1:13.20 More than 5% great lap time on the Hockenheim Short track
Better power-to-weight ratio 6.26 lb/hp vs 7.29 lb/hp Around 15% better power-to-weight ratio

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

SL 63 AMG  vs
Corvette 
Brand Mercedes-Benz Chevrolet
Price 141,315 74,305
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2011

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.29 lb/hp 6.26 lb/hp
Maximum hp 557 HP @ 5,500 RPM 500 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Maximum torque 666 ft-lb @ 2,250 RPM 465 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 5,500 cc 7,011 cc
Cylinders V8 V8
Air compressor Turbocharger None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10:1 11:1
Bore/stroke 3.9 in / 3.6 in 4.13 in / 4 in

road tests

SL 63 AMG  vs
Corvette 
Top speed 186 mph 198 mph
1/4 mile 11.8 s 12 s
0-60mph 3.6 s 3.6 s
0-100mph 7.9 s 8.3 s
Hockenheim short lap time 1:13.20 1:08.70

transmission

Drivetrain Rear wheel drive RWD w/Electronic Traction Control
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 6

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,059 lb 3,130 lb
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