There isn’t all that much between these two cars in terms of power and weight, on paper at least. On the road however, no prisoners are being taken.
Let’s start off by saying that you’d be right to expect the AMG GT S to win this drag race. It has more power, more torque and less weight, which is sometimes all you need to know in order to make this type of judgement call.
Here’s the difference between the two: the AMG GT S weighs 1,645 kg (3,626 lbs) to the RC F’s 1,765 kg (3,891 lbs). It also has 510 PS and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft) compared to the Lexus‘ 477 PS and 530 Nm (390 lb-ft).
In a straight line, the Mercedes will hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.8 seconds, while the RC F needs 4.5 seconds – a clear difference, yet still less than a second between them. Plus, the power output difference isn’t all that big.
So, let’s see the outcome of this duel, shall we?