It is hard not to be smitten by the new Mercedes-AMG C63, but it is missing one ...
It is hard not to be smitten by the new Mercedes-AMG C63, but it is missing one notable favorite that constituted the old C63 AMG lineup: the Black Series.
Any sane owner with that vehicle knew that black is the only color to go with, those worried that the dark color scheme would allow left lane lingerers to hoard a passing space because the driver in front can’t spot brash colors glimmering in the mirrors should turn up a volume.
Or don’t, because the naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8 that pumps 510 hp to the rear wheels is as loud as can be no matter how you cut it. Especially in the Black Series. Mercedes notoriously built this thing for a sort of driver that orders the spiciest meal on the menu to prove the point.
Appeasing them isn’t hard, all it takes is the slathering of horsepower and no turbocharger to muck up the soundtrack. Life was simpler during those glory days.
To get the little refresher on how good the past was, Carfection’s Alex Goy gets into the ring for the Three Laps series where he uses the very limited grip budget to fights for his life.
Don’t let that the massive rear wing fool you because saying that the aerodynamic add-on quells oversteer is like saying that the spray bottle can put out a camp fire.
We are sure it has some effect, and the results are that are lost on the driver as soon as their right foot coaxes so much as the shy 457 lb-ft sneeze from the engine.
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