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Whilst Ford’s Rallying history can be traced back to before the Escort, 1968 is the important year as far as the blue oval rally fans are concerned, as this year saw the launch of the Mk 1 Escort. The rear wheel drive Escorts dominated rallying until Fo ...
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Merc AMG GT S vs Nissan GT-R: fight!

We pit Godzilla against AMG’s new poster boy to see who comes out on top. Can you guess?

 

If you watched last night's episode of Top Gear - and if not, EXPLAIN YOURSELF - James discovered two things wrong with the new Mercedes AMG GT S. One, that it reminded him of Jeremy.

Two? That for a significantly lower monetary outlay, you could buy a Nissan GT-R, which, said May, ‘is the best car... in the world'. And yet in the hands of Angry Stig, the AMG GT S [spoiler alert] powered around Dunsfold three-tenths of a second faster than the GT-R. Game, and indeed, on.

But that, of course, was the 2012 GT-R - and, as we know, the Nissan engineers have their range-topper on an almost daily diet of updates and refinement.

So how do the latest GT-R's Big Numbers stack up to those of the AMG GT S? Both cars put out a lot of power. Both are turbocharged. Both can accelerate with eye-watering rapidity. But which has the edge in a pub-trivia stat attack? Check below to find out...

Mercedes AMG GT S vs Nissan GT-R

Engine

Merc AMG GT S: 4.0-litre twin turbo V8
Nissan GT-R: 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6

Power

Merc AMG GT S: 510bhp at 6,000rpm
Nissan GT-R: 550bhp at 6,400rpm

Torque

Merc AMG GT S: 479lb ft
Nissan GT-R: 466lb ft

Gearbox

Merc AMG GT S: Seven-speed twin-clutch
Nissan GT-R: Six-speed twin-clutch

Driven wheels

Merc AMG GT S: Rear-wheel-drive
Nissan GT-R: All-wheel-drive

Weight

Merc AMG GT S: 1570kg
Nissan GT-R: 1740kg

0-62mph

Merc AMG GT S: 3.8s
Nissan GT-R: 2.7s

Top speed

Merc AMG GT S: 193mph
Nissan GT-R: 196mph

Price

Merc AMG GT S: from £110,495
Nissan GT-R: from £78,020

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