We have video footage of the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S on a closed Nurburgring, and it looks like AMG are trying to set a Nurburgring record for an SUV with the GLC 63 S.
Do Nurburgring lap records help car sales? It’s a decent question, but we’re not entirely sure buyers give a hoot how a car delivers at the Nurburgring and are more interested in how it performs in the real world.
But plenty of car makers do seem to care, and it does look like Mercedes are out to grab the crown for the quickest SUV round the Nurburgring with the AMG GLC 63 S.
According to Bridge to Gantry – who know a thing or two about the goings on at the Nurburgring – the Nurburgring was closed the other day as preparations were made for the upcoming 24-Hour Race, but before the race cars hit the track it seems Mercedes sent out a GLC 63 S for what looks to be a properly pushing lap.
If this is in fact an attempt to crown the AMG GLC 63 S as the king of production SUVs at the Nurburgring Nordschleife, it could be its last chance to grab the title before stuff like the Lamborghini Urus arrives to set an even more impressive time, and it could put to bed the current controversial record.
That’s held by the Alfa Romeo Stelvio with a time of 7 minutes 51.7 seconds – beating the Porsche Cayenne S and Range Rover Sport SVR’s lap records – but there are strong rumors the Alfa’s record may not be all it seems with accusations of tampering with the video footage to cut out a few seconds here and there.
If this is indeed a proper record attempt by the AMG GLC 63 S it could be the new SUV lap record at the Nurburgring bar none.
At least for now.
Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S Nurburgring Lap Record Attempt Video