We were offered a brief drive in a GLC 63 S Coupe shod in Pirelli Scorpion Winter tires (automotive galoshes are mandatory in Germany from November 1 to April 15) on the outskirts of Stuttgart on a rainy November day. The conditions couldn’t faze the 4Matic+ and tire technology in terms of delivering muscle-reminiscent straight-line acceleration. They also made it easier to sense the electronic rear differential doing its thing. When briskly accelerating from a stop into a tight right-hand turn, a combination of slight inside wheelspin plus extra outside-wheel torque seemed to tighten the turn radius. Any more thorough assessment of the limit-handling dynamics will have to wait for a day when higher limits can be probed.
The 1964 Dodge 426 Hemi Lightweight produced over 500 bhp (373 kW). This "top drag racer" had an aluminium hood, lightweight front bumpers, fenders, doors and lower valance, magnesium front wheels, lightweight Dodge van seat, Lexan side windows, one windshield wiper, and no sun visors or sound deadening. Like other lightweights of the era, it came with a factory disclaimer: Designed for supervised acceleration trials. Not recommended for general everyday driving because of the compromises in the all-round characteristics which must be made for this type of vehicle .