To be fair, the G63 is tuned to make over 700 horses

Mercedes-AMG G63 is a legend in itself. The boxy, old-school design still appeals to a lot of people. It is mechanically strong and has a powerful mill as well. There’s also the Lamborghini Urus, one of the fastest SUVs in the world and arguably the automaker’s breadwinner in the present day.

So, what happens when you put the two against each other in a drag race? Well, the folks at Throttle House decided to do that. The Urus has the edge in this case, but there’s a catch. The Mercedes-AMG G63 makes over 700 horses on the wheels; about 10-percent more than the Urus. Will that skew the odds in the G63’s favor?

How Does the Lamborghini Urus Compare to the AMG G63 SUV?

Watch A Mercedes-AMG G63 Take On The Lamborghini Urus In A Drag Race
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The Lamborghini Urus is powered by the 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged engine that churns out 641 horses and 627 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to all the wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. The SUV can sprint to 62 mph from a standstill in 3.6 seconds and has a top speed of 190 mph. The Mercedes-AMG G63, on the other hand, comes packed with a 4.0-liter, V-8 Biturbo engine that makes 577 horses and 627 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to the wheels via a nine-speed automatic gearbox. It takes 4.5 seconds to hit the 62 mph mark and has a top speed of 149 mph.

This example, however, is tuned to make 700 horses on the wheels. Certainly it has an edge over the Urus theoretically, but the truck-like aerodynamics and lack of launch control still make the Urus a likely winner. Not to mention, the G63 also weighs 1,000 pounds more than its Italian counterpart. For the curious folks, the G63 has a drag coefficient of 0.54 whereas the Urus is rated at around 0.34 in the same aspect.

How Did They Fare In the Drag Races?

Watch A Mercedes-AMG G63 Take On The Lamborghini Urus In A Drag Race
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Coming to the race, the Urus beats the G63 by a huge margin the first time. The second time, the G63 did slightly better, but it still couldn’t win the drag race.

The hosts then decided to do a rolling race from 60 mph. With odds in favor of the G63 this time, do you think the Urus succumbed to the G-wagon? We won’t spoil it for you, so watch the video and find out yourself.

Watch A Mercedes-AMG G63 Take On The Lamborghini Urus In A Drag Race
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Irrespective of what you use it for, if you had to pick either of these SUVs, which one would it be? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

Sidd Dhimaan
Associate Editor and Truck Expert - sidd@topspeed.com
Sidd joined the Topspeed.com team in 2017 as an intern and in less than a year he earned a full-time position as an associate editor and junior automotive expert. He is currently our pickup truck expert and focuses his attention on heavy-duty and off-road vehicles.  Read More
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