Mercedes-AMG GT R vs. Corvette Z06: Which Is Fastest on Track?

These cars have a lot more in common than you think.

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You might not have noticed that the Mercedes-AMG GT R and Chevrolet Corvette Z06 have a lot in common. They're both front-engined, two-seat, rear-drive sports cars that have forced-induction V8s and rear transaxles. They even use . And as we can see from this track test video, they set remarkably similar lap times on track. brought together the two super coupes on Hockenheim's club circuit in Germany to see how they stack up against each other.

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If you need a refresher, the Z06 makes 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque from its 6.2-liter supercharged V8, which in this case, sends power to the rear wheels through a seven-speed manual transmission. The AMG GT R makes just 577 horsepower and 520 lb-ft of torque from its twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8, but its engine is paired up with a fast-shifting seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Despite the AMG's power deficit, it's able to beat the Z06 by 0.2 seconds. Watch for yourself to see how each performs.

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