German performance wagon takes on British super sports car in a straight-line duel.

Eight-cylinder performance cars can take on very different forms these days – take the Jaguar F-Type SVR and Mercedes-AMG E63 S Estate, for example.

In a new clip published by Carwow, Mat Watson lines up the British sports car and German performance wagon for an old-school drag race, to see which is quickest.

On paper, the two vehicles are closely matched. The Jag is powered by a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 making 423kW of power and 700Nm of torque sent to all four wheels, with a claimed 0-100 time of 3.7 seconds.

Meanwhile, the Benz features a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 putting out 450kW and 850Nm in ‘S’ trim, also sent to all four wheels. The wagon claims a 0-100 sprint time of 3.5 seconds.

Which is fastest? Check out the video below to find out: