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New Mercedes S63 AMG vs Nissan 200SX drift off - Auto Express

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We've staged some crazy battles in the past, including pitting a lawn mower against a Honda Civic, and a superbike against a BMW M5. This time, we've headed to the race track for a drifting challenge between a storming drift-prepped Nissan 200SX and the stately Mercedes S-Class (albeit in the powerful S63 AMG form).

In comparison to the Nissan, the Mercedes S63 AMG looks almost humble in terms of its outer appearance. But don't be fooled; it's backed up by 900Nm of torque and a 520bhp, 5.5-litre V8 BiTurbo. It's heavier than its competitor, though, at 1995kg.

The Nissan 200SX, on the other hand, weighs in at 990kg. It's also powered by a 520bhp, 2.0-litre turbo engine, with 480Nm of torque - perfect for spinning up those rear wheels.

So which car will win this drift challenge? The Mercedes S63 AMG, you'd argue, usually feels better suited to high-speed cruising. Can it tackle the rigours of our drifting challenge to overcome the Nissan 200SX? And can Lesley - one of our road testers - manage to hold a glass of champagne in the back seat of the Mercedes, while it's mid-drift? Watch the video and find out!