Posted on: Dec 15, 2012
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GT500 Drags C63 AMG on the Strip

Evo magazine drags the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 against the Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe. Similarly priced but with polar-opposite performance levels.
The flagship Mustang is a brute of a car with 662 horsepower and 631 pound-feet of torque. It's also unbelievably fast that loves nothing more than stretching its legs in a straight line. So when British supercar magazine Evo got hold of the only model in Europe, there was only one place to take it: the drag strip. Europeans that want the new Shelby GT500 Mustang will have to import it from the US. With a base price of $54,995, there will certainly be some takers even with the hassle and cost of shipping it eastwards.
That's because for the same money you get a C63 AMG around 200 hp worse off than the 200-mph American muscle car. The 1km drag race does seem like a non-event given the awesome power of the Shelby, even with the C63's rapid seven-speed automatic box. But it's always nice to see a US born-and-bred muscle car wiping the floor with a German pretender.

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by Adam Lynton
GT500 Drags C63 AMG on the Strip