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The car people would buy if they won the lotto

If you won the lotto and had R2 million to spend on a sports car, would you buy a Mercedes-AMG C63 S?

The C63 S was the most popular choice in a recent TopAuto poll – which received over 1,800 votes – when we asked readers which sports car they would buy in this hypothetical scenario.

The fast German two-door narrowly beat the Porsche 911 Carrera S, with the BMW M3/M4 Competition coming in third place.

Jaguar’s F-Type P450 R-Dynamic came in fourth place, while the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio took fifth spot.

The results of the TopAuto poll are detailed below.

Mercedes-AMG C63 S

The Mercedes-AMG C63 S sells for R1.9 million in South Africa and packs serious power.

Its headline numbers are 375kW and 700Nm from a turbo-charged, 4.0-litre petrol engine – with power sent to the rear wheels.

It must be noted that this version of the C63 was introduced in 2019 and South Africa is set to receive AMG versions of the new C-Class in the future.

This follows the latest generation of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class going on sale in South Africa at starting prices of R856,080 for the C200 and R911,740 for the C220d – both in Avantgarde specification.

Porsche’s 911 Carrera S, which took second place in the poll, starts at R2 million locally.

It also provides a healthy amount of power – 331kW and 530Nm – and sends drive to the rear wheels.

For those who can spare a few extra rand, however, they may opt for the new Porsche 911 Carrera GTS – which comes in at R2,290,000.

The GTS version offers 352kW and 570Nm from its 3.0-litre, six-cylinder, turbocharged boxer engine.

Fans will also be pleased to know that both an eight-speed, dual-clutch transmission and a seven-speed manual transmission are available for the higher-end 911.

What would you buy?

Tell us which car you would buy if you had R2-million to spend in the comments section below, or on social media.

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