Watch the 630-HP Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-Door Crush the Nurburgring in 7:25.41

AMG’s ‘four-door coupe’ breaks a Nürburgring production car lap record…sort of.

byChris Tsui|
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Despite what some might think of Nürburgring lap times, Mercedes-AMG has gone ahead and made claim to a new production car record: 7:25.41 around the North Loop in a four-door AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+, making it the fastest "fully-fledged four-seater" to lap the German race track. 

No, it isn't as fast as Jaguar's XE SV Project 8 that did it in 7:21.23 and holds onto the production sedan record, but the AMG did beat the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio's 7:32. So how is this a record, you may ask? Well, according to Motor1, the company claims that the Project 8 Jag used in its record run had a roll cage in the back instead of rear seats, as confirmed by JLR's press release on the matter, and technically making that car a two-seater.

Here's the onboard footage of the mighty impressive run, if you're interested.

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So we guess this really is the fastest car to lap the 'Ring with four seats...except the Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE did it in 7:16.04 and seats four as well. 

Okay, we got it. The 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-door 63 S 4MATIC+ is the fastest four-door car to lap the Nürburgring Nordschleife with its back seats intact. 

Fine print, loopholes, and shenanigans aside, 7:25.41 is not a time to scoff at. To put it into perspective, AMG's own SLS Black Series track-slaying supercar performed the stunt in over 0.2 seconds slower than this thing. A Ferrari Enzo takes 7:25.21. What a time to be alive.

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