Mercedes-AMG GT R Goes Toe-to-Toe with Huracan LP610-4

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Twin turbo AMG power unsurprisingly thrashes the 602-horsepower V10 Lamborghini from a roll race and a launch.

The Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R is one of the hottest performance cars on the market today and in the video above courtesy of the Archie Hamilton YouTube channel, that twin turbo fastback goes head-to-head with a Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4. The Lambo has more power and all-wheel-drive, but that doesn’t help it any in the roll races.

The video above from features the Huracan owned by channel host and endurance racer Archie Hamilton taking on an AMG GT R.

AMG GT R and Huracan

The Huracan is motivated by a naturally aspirated, 5.2-liter V10 that delivers 602 horsepower to all four wheels via a dual clutch transmission and an advanced all-wheel-drive system. This car has a reported 0-62 time of 3.4 seconds.

The AMG GT R is powered by a twin turbocharged, four-liter V8 that sends 577 horsepower towards the rear wheels via its own dual clutch gearbox. This Mercedes has a reported 0-62 time of 3.6 seconds, so on paper, it is a bit slower than the Huracan from a dig, but to see how these two compare in the real world – they went head-to-head in a series of drag races and roll races.

AMG GT R and Huracan Dig

Dig Races

The racing action begins with the Huracan and the AMG battling three times from a dig. On each of those runs, the combination of the launch control with the all-wheel-drive system allowed the Lamborghini to jump out to an early lead that was too big for the Benz to overcome on the top end. In each of these three races, the GT R is pulling harder on the top end, but the Lambo gets to the finish line first.

AMG GT R Beats Huracan

Roll Races

From a roll, the Lamborghini’s big traction advantage is minimized and although the Huracan gets out to an early lead in the first roll race, the Mercedes-Benz quickly catches, passes and wins. On the second roll race, the AMG gets the better start and hands the Lamborghini a hefty beating on the big end.

Crank up your speakers and enjoy.

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Longtime auto journalist Patrick Rall contributes to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Rennlist, Club Lexus, F-150 Online, and YotaTech.

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