We have no doubt that most oil companies know that the Mercedes-AMG GT-R and Lamborghini Huracan are both high-performance supercars. That said, how close are they to straight line performance? The Track Day YouTubers stopped questioning and put the two vehicles on the chopping block to find out.
It is important to note that the Mercedes and the Lamborghini produce their performance in very different ways. Starting with the Merc, its twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 is the centerpiece of the vehicle with an output of 577 horsepower (430 kilowatts). Unlike the Lamborghini, the AMG also features the proven front engine and rear-wheel drive setup. While the performance figures speak for themselves, the AMG’s engine has a very refined character with enormous power but very modest noise.
Meanwhile, the Lamborghini is a different sauce placed next to the AMG. The Italian supercar has an atmospheric 5.2-liter V10 core that spins on the horizon, producing a noise that’s hard to argue with. The Lambo’s V10 engine produces over 600 hp (447 kW) and shares its power with all four wheels. With all-wheel drive and a mid-engined layout, we’re curious to see how the Lambo will compare.
Throughout the video, the vehicles competed against each other from a 40 mph (64 km / h) rolling start to around 225 km / h (140 mph) at the end of the drag strip. While one might think that the Lambo’s superior horsepower and traction would give it the edge, there was not much between the two vehicles in the three races. It’s interesting how close these different packages can be to each other. We don’t know why a standing start was ruled out, but three rounds were completed with little between the competitors.
We’d love to see what advantage the Lamborghini’s four-wheel drive system could offer from a standing start. Do you think the static start procedure would lead to the same results at the finish? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.