Mercedes has been testing their S65 AMG on the Nurburgring. This could be slightly unexpected but the small car is capable of 0-60 in 3.9 seconds and so is certainly not unimpressive. It also has a 5.5 litre twin turbo V8 engine which is able to produce 557 horsepower and 664 lb/ft torque which is directed to all of the wheels. There will also be an even more powerful S65 to ad dto the S-class group, once this one is finished.
It is expected that this will appear in LA at the end of the tear. The outgoing model is impressive with its 621 horsepower and 738 lb/ft torque but this is even more impressive with its four wheel rather than two wheel drive and a V8 rather than V12 engine. As the S63 reduced its time from 0-60 by half a second when it brought out its new generation model it is expected that this could be capable of 3.6 seconds. The spy video taken at the track, shows that it could certainly be up to this sort of performance.