We would have loved to go into all the details, but only a couple of laps around the fast Buddh International Circuit in a machine of such potency isn’t enough for a mere mortal like me to judge the car. But what I can tell you for sure is its brutal acceleration. The 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 is the same one that powers the AMG GT and in this setup, it pumps out a massive 605bhp of power and 850Nm of torque through the AMG-tuned 9-speed automatic and all-wheel drive.
Every bit of this power is felt when you floor the pedal. The wrench of the gut tells you that you have been accelerating too fast for your own good. And when you brake hard into the first right hander and chuck it in, the faint-hearted might feel a tad dizzy with the adrenaline rush. Add the raucous burble of the V8 to the mix and there is very little left to desire from the E63 AMG.
The 295 section rear rubber and 275 section in the front struggle to keep up with the barrage of horsepower, braking, weight and steering. The carbon ceramic brakes are brilliant especially when you realise that the E63 AMG is almost a two-tonne barge. If you go a little hot into the corner, the E63 tends to understeer. All you need to do is modulate the throttle and get back into shape. You kind of feel the weight when you go through chicanes and you have to be careful about the speed that you are carrying when you flick it.
Of course, there is the AirMatic adaptive suspension to assist along with the smart 4Matic all-wheel drive working in sync with electronic the stability control program. Otherwise, I would never have dared to be this brave. And that is where you start wondering what the Race mode would feel like. But for that, I need more time and of course, much more talent. There is a Drift mode which can be activated only in the Race mode, but just like the race mode, we haven’t explored it yet.
Apart from the Sport, Sport+ and Race modes, it also has the Comfort and Dynamic modes for everyday driving. The suspension softens up, the steering lightens and the gearbox shifts up earlier. It also gets the active cylinder management system which cuts fuel supply to some cylinders to save fuel while cruising or coasting. And we shall bring this to you in detail when we drive the E63 S on regular roads.