Alpina B7 Blasts Past AMG E63 in Drag Race

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While the AMG spends all day taking on all comers, the Alpina B7 only needed to get lucky once due to freshness.

Drag racing is a sport for all to enjoy. Muscle cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles, hypercars, even luxury cars, if it can go, it can be sent down the strip.

Back around this time in 2018, YouTube channel Gumbal paid a visit to Weeze Airport in Weeze, Germany, where Dutch-German drag racing organizers Petrolhead Events put on their annual Spring Event. It was there two competitors would make their mark in their own ways: a Mercedes-AMG E63 and an Alpina B7.

AMG E63 v Nissan GT-R

The E63 spent the day going up against one and all down the runway, starting with the Nissan GT-R above. That GT-R smoked the the E63, as did a second GT-R, though the AMG did beat a third GT-R alongside a Camaro (which did an unintentional burnout off the line) and an Audi RS4 wagon.

But we’re not here for that.

Alpina B7

Based on the BMW 750Li, the Alpina B7 gains a modded 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 good for 600 horses and 590 lb-ft of torque, which is sent to the back or all corners through a quicker-shifting eight-speed automatic. It can reach 60 mph in 3.6 seconds, and top out at over 190 mph. Plus, it looks lovely in metallic green with gold Alpina trim.

Alpina B7 v AMG E63

After the AMG performs a smokey burnout, both it and the Alpina set up for their run, their engines purring and ready to go.

Alpina B7 v AMG E63

The green light pops, and so does the Alpina as it blasts off the line ahead of the AMG. Though the E63 tries to catch-up, it didn’t have enough mustard to beat the B7.

Alpina B7

The Alpina pulls off the runway victorious, ready to hand out more punishments to AMGs when ready.

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive journalist is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist, Club Lexus, LS1Tech and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

Aubernon can be contacted via email at [email protected].

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