If you plan to own the 2008 Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG luxury sports sedan, a wonderful vehicle that actually sets industry standards among European car manufacturers, but still showing signs of harassments by the local green lobby, we have a piece of great news for you.
German tuning specialist VÄTH has just revealed its first V63RS Clubsport upgrade program for the German super-car that, while quite expensive, greatly enhances its driving dynamics, sound of its exhaust and, last but not least, visual appeal of the compact beast.
Including a reprogrammed engine control unit (ECU) and a sportier aerodynamics kit, the tuning program will set you back at healthy €125,000. Sounds a tad scary, but, of course, the price of the VATH V63RS Clubsport includes the donor car, as well as all parts and labor.
Although the car’s original fenders with their wide wheel arches stay intact, the appearance package still includes a set of new side skirts, new rear apron with three diffuser vanes that will, hopefully better rearrange air streams coming from under your car making it better stick to pavement, as well as an extra boot spoiler. It is matched with elegant 19-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels that are painted black to give the sports sedan an even meaner appearance.
The vehicle’s performance is also enhanced by means of reprogrammed ECU module, new exhaust manifold and a stainless steel sport exhaust system.
Together, all these enhancements increase V63RS Clubsport’s power to 585 hp and 690 Nm of torque, which is respectively 128 hp and 90 Nm better than the original 6.3-liter V8 engine can produce. Saying nothing about the vehicle’s acceleration* (it will satisfy needs of most wealthy persons who can afford such a car, I suppose), the company promises that the V63RS will be able to reach up to 202 mph with its speed delimiter removed.
*Update: Okay, the 0-100km/h acceleration is promised to be at about 4.5 seconds, which is not so terribly overwhelming, but is nevertheless nice.