Aston Martin DB4 GT vs Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

Picture of Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Picture of Aston Martin DB4 GT
Category 300 SL GullwingAston Martin DB4 GT
Max power (ps / bhp) 215 / 212306 / 302
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 275 / 203366 / 270
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1295 / 28551270 / 2800
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 166 / 164241 / 238


Category 300 SL GullwingAston Martin DB4 GT
0 - 60 mph 7.5 s6.2 s
Top speed 261 kph (162 mph)245 kph (152 mph)


Category 300 SL GullwingAston Martin DB4 GT
Track Performance 00
Straight line speed 156183
Total 156183


DB4 GT is the fastest by a small margin.

However, does not have enough lap times and performance data to make this comparison conclusive.

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Jack  2m ago

Mercedes or Aston Martin. I like both, but I don’t really get how the Aston wins. The Aston may accelerate more than a second faster, but the top speeds, 245 kph v.s 261 kph, I think it just comes down to the driver. The Benz would probably win in a drag Race though. Probably a 70% chance. The Aston would take corners better to add more to that comparison (lighter weight).


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benedekpuskas  2m ago

lol, the Aston is the faster car, no question here. It has 100 hp more!

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Cocobe  2m ago @benedekpuskas

unless it's a gearing issue

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Shaggy  8y ago

If I could, I'd have both, but I'm leaning towards the Aston Martin.

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Mental  8y ago

What an outstanding comparison! The legends of 50-ties. Two absolutely lovely GT vars. But I would prefer the Benz because it looks even more spectacular (those Gullwing doors!), and Benz is a faster machine. Don't know about the track competition though, but my intuition tells me - Benz is the leader.

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Super8  8y ago

Mercedes seems to be faster on straight line since it's the fastest car in 1950's alongside with Ferrari 250 Testarossa. However, can it beat Aston Martin on tracks?