Road Tests Real world tests of 911 Carrera S Coupé vs C63 AMG

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupé

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Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupé

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Faster top speed 188 mph vs 155 mph 33 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Lighter curb weight 3,076 lb vs 3,814 lb Around 20% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
More expensive sticker price $99k vs $87k Around 15% more expensive harder to own
Car-autoblog view of Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

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More torque 442 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM vs 325 ft-lb @ 5,600 RPM More than 35% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Much bigger engine 6,208 cc vs 3,800 cc Around 65% bigger engine
More powerful engine 480 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 400 HP @ 7,400 RPM 20% stronger engine

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

911 Carrera S Coupé  vs
C63 AMG 
Brand Porsche Mercedes-Benz
Price 98,900 87,462
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2012 2012
City mileage 19 MPG 14 MPG
Highway mileage 26 MPG 20 MPG

transmission

Drivetrain RWD RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 7 7

engine

Displacement 3,800 cc 6,208 cc
Cylinders Flat 6 V8
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 12.5:1 11.3:1
Bore/stroke 4.02 in / 3.05 in 4.02 in / 3.72 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

911 Carrera S Coupé  vs
C63 AMG 
Top speed 188 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 12 s 12.1 s
0-60mph 3.7 s 3.7 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 7.69 lb/hp 7.95 lb/hp
Maximum hp 400 HP @ 7,400 RPM 480 HP @ 6,800 RPM
Maximum torque 325 ft-lb @ 5,600 RPM 442 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Front wheels 508/? 216 483/? 203
Rear wheels 508/? 279 483/? 229

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,076 lb 3,814 lb
Width 71.2 in 70.7 in
Height 51 in 56.6 in
Length 176.8 in 186 in
Front track width 60.6 in 61.7 in
Wheelbase 96.5 in 108.9 in
Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupé
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