German luxury car maker Mercedes-AMG has unveiled their latest model, the GT63 SE Performance. Utilising an electric motor (and the legendary 4.0-litre V8), the electrified 63 promises some potent performance figures.
With 620 kW and 1400 Nm of torque on tap, the big Benz can hit 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds, 200 km/h in 10 seconds and reach a 316 km/h top speed. The power is sent to all four wheels via the 4Matic+ all-wheel drive system. Together with the V8, a “permanently excited synchronous electric motor” provides the stonking performance.
Good for 150 kW, the electric motor is housed at the rear axle. With a capacity of 6.1 kWh, there’s 70 kW of continuous output, while 150 kW is available for 10 seconds. Like a full electric vehicle, the battery can be charged - giving an electric range of 12 km.
Aside from the wizardry taking place under the bonnet, very few changes have been made to the exterior. Aside from some “V8 BiTurbo E Performance” badging on the front fender, not much differentiates the new model from the others in the range.