In the next race against a Gorilla Racing tuned CLS63 AMG the ML63 also loses highlighting the difference weight and aerodynamics make even with the same motor. These factors have a gigantic impact on performance.
The following race against the stock ZL1 is interesting. The ML takes the win trapping higher in the 1/4 mile and even in the mile just using its raw power to beat the lighter and more aerodynamic ZL1. Definitely impressive performance from an SUV.
In the final race the ML63 AMG finally goes up against a vehicle in its class going head to head with a BMW X6M. The X6M is tuned by PP-Performance. It was surprising to see the X6M just rip the ML63 AMG out of the hole the way it did but the ML made up the difference pulling up top to take the win by the mile marker. The ML was trapping slightly slower by the 1/4 but picked up steam past that mark to end up edging the X6M and with the exact same trap speed.
Video of the runs below. It is a bit crazy how fast SUV's have gotten.