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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A lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years, Patrick Rall is highly experienced in the automotive world. He has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now auto journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

“Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500,” says Rall. “He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car: a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16. Meanwhile, I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

“Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group,” adds Rall. “While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

“Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never ‘work’ a day in your life. I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

“My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

“Being based on Detroit, I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit’s Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.”

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