Mercedes and AMG Should Definitely Build This C63 Black Series Coupe
If There Was Ever A Car That Deserved The Black Series Treatment, It’s the AMG C63 Coupeby Robert Moore, on
The awesome and outrageously expensive Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series hasn’t been out more than a few weeks, and we’re already getting the itch to see more Black Series DNA. And, that’s where this rendering from carlifestyle on Instagram comes into play. Carlifestyle has taken all the extra goodness from the AMG GT Black Series and blended it into the already amazing AMG C63 Coupe to create a car that looks suitable for whatever god or gods you believe it, and that’s no joke.
This Rendering Showcases the AMG C63 Coupe That We Deserve
The Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe is a $77,500 beast of a machine that pumps out 503 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque from a handcrafted, 4.0-liter, biturbo, V-8. That’s enough power to get you up to 60 mph in as little as 3.7 seconds and through a quarter-mile in just 11.9 seconds at 122 mph. It’s damn impressive, but there’s one big problem with the C63, and that problem comes courtesy of the appearance department. The performance creds say a lot, but neither the C63 nor the C63 S break down any major barriers in terms of appearance.
In fact, one could argue that the C63 S looks like a luxury car with a few sports car design cues here and there.
It looks good, no doubt, but what if AMG applied the Black Series treatment? Well, this rendering shows just how much potential the C63 Coupe really has, and we want it to happen.
The wide front fenders, menacing hood, and impressive front fascia all paint a picture of one hell of a performance coupe. Add in that massive spoiler in the rear, which would be required if to maintain traction at speed, and you have a winning package. But, what would the C63 Black Series bring along with its new look? Well, the common Black Series treatment includes more power and less weight. The AMG GT Black Series, for example, includes the following weight-saving measures:
- lightweight carbon fiber roof
- Carbon fiber rear hatch
- thinner windshield
- Redesigned and lighter door panels
- Loop door pulls
- Carbon fiber bucket seats
- Lightweight titanium-tube roll cage
All told, the AMG GT Black Series tips the scales at just 3,616 pounds, Making it 50-pounds lighter than the 3,666-pound base model AMG GT, 70 pounds lighter than the 3,686-pound AMG GT R, and 176-pounds lighter than the 3,792-pound AMG GT C. You could expect a similar decrease in weight for the C63 Black Series as well.
Then, there’s the power part of the Black Series Equation. In the GT Black Series, we’re talking about an increase of 143 horsepower and 74 pound-feet of torque over the once range-topping AMG GT R. That model produced just 577 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque vs. the GT Black Series at 720 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque. Most of that power increase comes from the heavily revised 4.0-liter V-8 and its new flat plane crankshaft, new camshafts, larger turbo compressors, revised exhaust, and bigger intercoolers.
With the C63 S being powered by the same 4.0-liter V-8, albeit without all those cool upgrades, we could see a similar increase in power output as well.
If Mercedes made all the same upgrades, the C63 Black Series could deliver as much as 646 horsepower (up 143 ponies) and 590 pound-feet of torque (up the same 74 pound-feet of twist.)
With all the same upgrades in place, the C63 Black Series could potentially sprint to 60 mph in as little as 3.4 seconds. The only problem with this is that Mercedes probably wouldn’t increase performance that much as the C63 would then be approaching and potentially cannibalizing other important cars in the lineup, including the AMG GT and a larger E63.
On top of that, giving the C63 the Black Series treatment would bring about a considerable price hike. When the AMG GT Black Series arrived, we told you that you could, quite literally, buy a McLaren 720S and a nice daily driver for the same amount of money. At €335,715 or $394,715 at current exchange rates, the AMG GT Black Series at $231,815 more than the once range-topping AMG GT R with a current price of $162,900. So, you could literally buy two examples of the AMG GT R and still have nearly $69,000 left over for something else. We’re talking about a 242-percent price increase from the GT R to the Black Series. Apply the same formula to the C63 S in black series form (currently $77,500) and you’re looking at a price tag of right around $187,782. So, you might as well just buy a GT R Coupe ($162,900) and spend the extra $25,000 on aftermarket upgrades.
The only wildcard here would be the exclusivity that would come with the C63 Black Series. There’s a good chance that the AMG GT Black Series will be limited to 50 or 100 models at best, so that kind of exclusivity alone could make the C63 Black Series a viable option. Even so, I wouldn’t hold my breath hoping for such a thing to happen.
Source: carlifestyle via instagram