It’s Britain v Germany in this super GT straight-line duel. Who comes out on top?

The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera and Mercedes-AMG GT R are both the most potent and track-ready supercars in their respective line-ups, but which is the fastest in a straight line?

In a new video posted this week, the UK’s Top Gear pits the two super GTs against each other in an old-school drag race, with a surprising outcome.

Power in the Aston comes from a 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 making a meaty 533kW of power and 900Nm of torque, while the AMG puts out 430kW and 700Nm from its bi-turbo 4.0-litre V8.

Aston Martin claims the DBS Superleggera will hit triple figures in 3.4 seconds, while Mercedes-AMG reckons the GT R can achieve the same in 3.6 seconds. Not much separates them on paper, but how does that translate to the real world?

We aren’t going to spoil it for you, so watch the clip below to find out: