When we think "supercar" certain marquees come to mind: McLaren, Ferrari, Lamborghini etc… But what is a "supercar," how do we define it? Is it about top-speed? Exclusivity? Overall performance? I think we can all agree that a "supercar" does things regular cars do but in a superior way.
Tons of journalists are at the Geneva Motor Show eyeballing all the hypercars that were unveiled there, but I'm especially glad to see this report from Drive's Chris Harris. Why? Because at some point, I want to see videos of him getting sideways in all of these cars, if he can manage it.
Well we've already seen Ford's FG Falcon (which, despite entirely new frames for the COTF generation, runs a body identical to that used in 2012), Holden's VF Commondore (which is significantly changed from the VE entry run in 2012) and Kelly Racing's Nissan Altima (which is, like the Erebus Mercedes, a V8 Supercar…
AMG's new, 5.5-liter bi-turbocharged V8 impressed us in the CLS63, even if it didn't snarl like the old 6.2-liter naturally-aspirated blaster. Today, the turbo trickled into the midfield, showing up in the E-Class. Better mileage, too, for more greenness.
With a 7-speed gearbox and 518 HP, the 2010 Mercedes E63 AMG sounds like one hell of a performance sedan. Of course, the 465 Lb-Ft of Torque and 186 MPH top speed help too.
Ah finally, thanks to the new seven-speed sports transmission and 518 horses under the hood, the new 2010 Mercedes E-Class AMG is a new E63 we can really sink our teeth into. Do want.