Most of us would be thrilled if our work benefits included insurance, free gas money, and weekly food allowances. Being given a special edition Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG DR 520 Estate? Yeah, we can only wish.
Things, of course, are different if you’re a Formula One driver, especially if you’re the reigning World Champion. That’s what Jenson Button is, and because he’s the defending champ – and he drives for McLaren Mercedes – he was given a perk most of us can only dream of: his very own C63 AMG DR 520.
Limited to only 20 models, the special edition car is powered by a 6.3 liter V8 engine that has been tuned to produce 520 horsepower and 650 Nm of torque, numbers that translate to a 60 horsepower and 50 Nm spike over than the standard C63 AMG. The estate version of this special edition model can run a 0-60 mph time of 4.2 seconds wit an electronically limited top speed of 187 mph. Oh, and the car is only available through the company’s Specialists Product Division, so that pretty much says everything about it’s exclusivity.
And just to rub it in to all of us here Stateside, the car is only available in the UK at a stout price tag of £63,680 or about $100,000. Not that it matters anyway because we won’t be getting our hands on this car anytime soon. Like we said, it’s only available in the UK and we’re not the defending Formula One World Champion.