36 Mercedes strikes back at Porsche for a new 4-door Nürburgring record

Cover for Mercedes strikes back at Porsche for a new 4-door Nürburgring record

Battle for 4 door sedan Nürburgring supremacy is heating up. After Porsche beat Mercedes by slim 0.37 second margin back in August, Mercedes were back at the Ring and hunting for new record with updated AMG GT 63 S.

According to Mercedes, changes made to the 2021 GT 63 include "newly tuned elastokinematics and other fine-tuning measures". I had to consult search engine to explain meaning of "elastokinematics" and, just as I expected, it really is nothing more than suspension tuning or minor changes in suspension parts.

In essence, this is the same car that ran 7:25.41 effort in late 2018, and Mercedes simply were not willing let Porsche get away with fastest 4 door car trophy when margin of victory was so narrow and Mercedes knew they had gains to be made in certain sections of the track.

2w ago by FastestLaps
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Cocobe  2w ago

So the track was still damp on a few parts, and that's why they waited till later in the day to make the record run. Guess the car could have gone faster still


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random drunk  2w ago

Sorry for spam but today I tested for covid 19 and the results just came in i'm negative :))

 

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random drunk  2w ago

i'm so happy


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benedekpuskas  2w ago

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benedekpuskas  2w ago

Then I will also spam, I finally successfully turned off auto-correct on my phone! Yay


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SpeedKing  2w ago @benedekpuskas

Did you say spam? :p

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benedekpuskas  2w ago @SpeedKing

 

Yeah lol


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Lambolover  2w ago

I love these moments of the site

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Cauf40f50  2w ago

exatcly when you said that my aunt got covid and my grandpa probably has too

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sroser  2w ago

Jaguar XE SV Project 8 went faster.

 


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Hans  2w ago

 


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benedekpuskas  2w ago

How do you add those hyperlinks (or whatever it's called) in articles?


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benedekpuskas  2w ago

"elastokinematics"

I could read that after 4 unsuccessful attempts.

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Corvolet3  2w ago

Another good example for "Who cares?". Everyone is trying so hard to battle it out on one specific track, even though we all know the premium manufacturers use press or tweaked cars to get a minimum advantage and attempt to reach a certain laptime in infinite drives. In reality, nobody wants to even remotely drive so aggressive on a track with a 2 ton boat.
It's like a reason for people to buy this car, to show their non-existent duck size.