AMG E63 S Drag Races Track Toy With Two Motorcycle Engines
4 February 2019 - motor1
The Kawasaki-powered track toy surprisingly put up a good fight.
Without its badges, the Mercedes-AMG E63 S looks like a normal Mercedes sedan – long body, sleek lines, and radiates a luxurious vibe. But, we all know that it isn't a "normal" car. With its acclaimed performance and outstanding numbers coming from its hood, the AMG E63 S is a speeder. So much so, that it faced the BMW M5 Competition in a drag race but unfortunately lost that one.
This time, however, the fiery executive sedan is facing another track monster, albeit, in a different flavor. The MK kit car is a track toy and it has an unusual set of power plants.
The MK track toy, with its body that's reminiscent of a Caterham, is actually powered by two Kawasaki ZX-10R engines. Each engine can allegedly produce 180 horsepower each for a total of 360 horsepower. While these total power output would obviously underwhelm the AMG E63 S, the motorcycle-engine-powered track toy has an ace up its sleeve – its weight. It only weighs 530 kilograms (1,102 pounds), which gives it a power-to-weight ratio of 670 hp per ton. Not bad, really.
The AMG E63 S, on the other hand, churns out a maximum of 603 hp and 627 lb-ft torque. Although, with its twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 residing inside its bonnet, it can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 3.3 seconds. Plus, it has all-wheel drive, which could be a major disadvantage against the MK track toy – not that the AMG E63 S should worry.