The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio may have two extra doors in comparison to the Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 S Coupe, but the Merc has two extra cylinders. Yet both cars are twin-turbocharged, both cars produce just over 500 horsepower at the crank, and both cars can sprint to 60 in just under 4 seconds. The question is: which of these cars is better overall, the all-new Italian sedan or the tried-and-true German coupe?
Fortunately this video comparison sheds some light on the subject. The video was just recently published by the Evo YouTube channel, and is hosted by Steve Sutcliffe as he pilots each car around the Bedford Autodrome track.
Now, the AMG 4.0-liter V8 provides 73 more lb-ft of torque than the Ferrari-derived 2.9-liter V6, but the C63 S is also about 300 pounds heavier than the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio. On top of this, the Alfa’s standard Pirelli P-Zero offer superior grip, allowing Sutcliffe to exploit the car’s capabilities, while the C63 S relies on traction control to keep the rear-end in check. He also favors the Giulia’s 8-speed dual-clutch transmission over the Merc’s 7-speed unit.
Hit play to find out which car is faster around the track, but as you watch, bear in mind that the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio costs about half as much as the AMG C63 S Coupe.