Modified CLS63 AMGs Duke It Out

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Pair of Mercedes-Benz CLS63 sedans pack a combined 1,600 horsepower worth of AMG power.

The W218 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG is powered by a 5.5-liter biturbo V8 that delivers 518 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque in stock form. When you add a few simple bolt-ons and a tune, those power numbers skyrocket and the videos here feature a pair of CLS63 sedans going head-to-head on the street with a combined 1,600 horsepower.

W218 CLS63

The Competitors

This clash between a pair of W218 CLS63 AMG sedans was originally shared to the forum in a thread by DbImok63 from the YouTube channel of Dima G.

The camera car is a W218 CLS63 AMG with a Modern Horsepower Stage 2 ECU and a full exhaust system, leading to somewhere in the area of 780 horsepower. The other AMG is fitted with a Gorilla Racing Stage 4 package, delivering somewhere in the area of 820 horsepower.

Some people commenting on the initial post don’t believe that those power numbers are accurate and each of the videos shows why.

Dueling CLS63 AMGs

The OP shared five videos of the two AMG sedans racing, including four roll races and one from a dig. In each and every one of those videos, the camera car basically slaughters the other, beating it by bus-lengths from a dig and roll. Because the results were the same in every video, we have only included the dig video (above) and one of the roll videos (below). You can check out all of the videos in the thread on the forum, but these two clips tell the story.

Whether going from a roll or a dig, the MHP CLS63 immediately starts walking away from the Gorilla Racing Benz, putting the light-colored car in the rearview mirror in less than 20 seconds.

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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