Just when you thought the Mercedes C63 couldn’t get any better – the boffins have done so by slapping a 6.3litre V8 engine under the bonnet.
This beauty is going to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show and even though it has a bigger engine, its CO2 emissions remain the same.
The ‘Edition 507’ name comes about because the extra power adds 50 (metric) hp to its performance, bringing it up to 507 hp. It now has a maximum torque of 610 Nm.
The eight-cylinder naturally aspirated engine from the super sports car features forged pistons, connecting rods and a lightweight crankshaft.
There’s also an AMG high-performance composite braking system with red brake callipers fitted as standard.
Mercedes says the car is designed to appeal to ‘ambitious’ drivers who enjoy top-class technology. They can say that again with some very nice design touches in the cabin and some polishing of the exterior’s look.
The C63 AMG ‘Edition 507’ will reach 0-62mph in a blistering 4.2 seconds as a saloon or coupe edition – the estate version (would you really?) is a tad slower at 4.3 seconds.
The performance makes the 507 slighter quicker than the 457 hp standard model it is based on.
There’s a top speed – which is electronically limited – of 174mph.
Anyone buying one of these might like to know that Mercedes has recognised what it has unleashed and is throwing in a voucher for the owner to attend a driver training session at the AMG Driving Academy.
Which, if Mercedes could be bothered to reveal the price tag and when it’s available to buy, it might be worth it for the voucher alone!
As usual with cars such as this, it is always worth checking out the car leasing packages that are available which will, undoubtedly, make ownership of the Mercedes C63 AMG ‘Edition 507′ so much cheaper. And it should still come with the driver training voucher!