Road Tests Real world tests of Skyline GT-R vs CL 63 AMG

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Nissan Skyline GT-R

Reasons to consider the
Nissan Skyline GT-R

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Significantly lighter curb weight 3,146 lb vs 4,367 lb Around 30% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Front view of Mercedes-Benz CL 63 AMG

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Mercedes-Benz

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Faster top speed 155 mph vs 111 mph 44 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Way more more powerful engine 518 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 276 HP @ 6,800 RPM Around 90% stronger engine
Faster to 60mph 4.6 s vs 5.6 s Around 20% faster to 60mph
More torque 466 ft-lb @ 5,200 RPM vs 261 ft-lb Around 80% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Much bigger engine 6,200 cc vs 2,600 cc Around 2.5x bigger engine
Faster in the quarter mile 12.8 s vs 13.4 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Skyline GT-R  vs
CL 63 AMG 
Brand Nissan Mercedes-Benz
Year 1989 2007

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 11.4 lb/hp 8.43 lb/hp
Maximum hp 276 HP @ 6,800 RPM 518 HP @ 6,800 RPM
Maximum torque 261 ft-lb 466 ft-lb @ 5,200 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 2,600 cc 6,200 cc
Fuels
Gas
Bore/stroke 3.39 in / 2.9 in 4.02 in / 3.72 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

Skyline GT-R  vs
CL 63 AMG 
Top speed 111 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 13.4 s 12.8 s
0-60mph 5.6 s 4.6 s

transmission

Drivetrain Full Time 4WD RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 5 7

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,146 lb 4,367 lb
Nissan Skyline GT-R
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