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2013 Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series by City Performance Center

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The Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series went into production in 2007. Back then, Mercedes built a limited number of these high-performance coupes, hence the price tag was not what you would call "affordable." It was expensive, had a terrible ride and it had no rear seats, which did not help when it came to practicality.

However, the CLK63 AMG Black Series was never built to be practical or even comfortable. What it did best was to put a grin on your face whenever the "go-go" pedal was pressed.

Our friendly, neighborhood gearhead, Jeremy Clarkson, owned one, and he loved it. The recipe for winning over JC from TopGear was simple. What Mercedes-Benz did, is take a standard CLK-Class coupe, send it across to AMG, who would shoehorn a 6.2-liter V-8 into the engine bay and do some adjustments to the suspension, etc.

Mercedes would then send the finished car to its "Black-Ops" department, which would throw away the rear axle and replace it with an "industrial-strength" axle and stick a note warning drivers that turning the traction control off can cause loss of life/property and hence isn’t advised. So, it was a car for crazy people, basically. And now folks at City Performance Center, Australia have turned it a mythical creature that makes unicorns seem abundant...

Click past the jump to read more about the Weistec CLK63 AMG Black Series by CPC

Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series by City Performance Center

Weistec Engineering is known for its aftermarket upgrades for Mercedes-Benz cars. The Mercedes CLK63 Black Series uses an M157 AMG V-8, which in standard guise, puts out 474 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. Weistec bolted on a supercharger that bumps the power to 507 raw horsepower. Along with the supercharger kit, Weistec also add few modifications to the exterior.

Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series by City Performance Center

The car uses a large rear diffuser, much like its DTM counterpart, and the front and rear bumpers have been tweaked for better airflow. A front splitter has also been added and instead of a large rear spoiler, CPC went with a lip spoiler for low drag. The hood is a full race-spec piece made in carbon fiber; no hinges on this one. Just unfasten and lift the whole thing and lift it off.

Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series by City Performance Center

Inside, the dashboard is nothing like the one found on the standard Black Series. A full roll-cage takes up most of the space while seats are replaced by carbon-fiber buckets with full harness.

Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series by City Performance Center

The wheels are from HRE and shod with Michelin slicks. That’s right; this CLK63 AMG Black Series isn’t street legal. This one is meant specifically for the race track.




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