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  • See Mercedes G63 Battle Range Rover Sport SVR In Brutal Tug-Of-War

From: https://www.motor1.com/news/388279/mercedes-g63-range-rover-tug-of-war/

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Mercedes G63: 585 hp, 2580 kgs ;
Range Rover Sport SVR 575 hp, 2310kgs.
In the video, only the driver at G63, at that time, they are neck and neck, but another guy got on SVR, it won. I guess the weight is the key point in this competition. It’s very interesting cuz SVR is lighter. I finally understood why that guy at SVR is such exciting.

He who has grip shall be the tug-of-war champion.

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A vehicle tug-of-war isn’t about power but grip, which is why even a modest tree without any engine will always beat your neighbor’s lifted pickup truck. These vehicles do have engines, however – specifically the Mercedes-AMG G63 features a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 making 585 horsepower, versus a Range Rover Sport SVR packing a supercharged 5.0-liter mill with 575 hp. Both are capable off-roaders, though in this case the Merc has a healthy advantage with torque. It also has an extra gear in its manual transmission, and it’s upwards of 440 pounds heavier. On paper, then, it seems the mighty G63 has an advantage, but again, this isn’t about power, or gears. It’s about grip.

Gallery: Mercedes G63 Vs Range Rover Tug-Of-War

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More weight pressing down on the tires can translate to better grip, but Mercedes loses the first battle despite being the heavyweight. The failure is chalked up to a front differential not being locked in, so the off-roaders square off again and go nowhere fast. It’s declared a dead heat though the SVR did hold a slight advantage. The video makes no mention of tires, but it seems the Range Rover has better rubber for gripping the grass in which the contest is held.

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