There’s no denying the fact that a name can either make or break a car. In the case of the C63 AMG Black Series (better known simply as the ‘Black’), this name definitely makes the car, as does this shot taken by Bas Fransen Photography.

As the spiritual successor to the CLK 63 AMG Black Series, the C63 version takes an already extreme car which can easily compete with the M3, and turns it into an outrageous monster called the ‘Black’ which was produced with the underpowered M3 GTS in its cross-hairs.

Mercedes managed to pull this feat off with the C63 AMG Black, and when fitted with the AMG Track Pack like the above matte black version, this is unquestionably one of the most menacing cars you’re ever likely to see. The following photo is bound to be the most impressive picture of this insane muscle car you’ve ever seen.

With some of our previous Photo of the Week selections capturing exotics in some spectacular settings, one may question our choice for this week. However, this week’s photo is all about the car, rather than the setting, and with this incredible, high-contrasted image, Bas Fransen has managed to capture the true essence of the matte black paint job, which is something extremely difficult to pull off.

Too often will you see images of matte cars where they simply look dull and uninviting. However, this image is an exception to that, with the small rain drops present capturing the sun’s glare, adding an interesting white sparkle to the upper half of the car. Add to that the fact that this angle captures the aggressiveness of the C63 AMG Black to its utmost and it’s little wonder why we like this image so much.

Hats off to Fransen for allowing us to this stunning photo, and be sure to head over to his flickr page and personal website!


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  (683) posted on 07.16.2012

Wow. Whoever took this picture, I’ll bow on him/her. He/She perfectly shot the M-Benz C63 effortless, but very intelligent shot.

  (395) posted on 07.12.2012

This deserves a recognition. Some of the automakers are paying thousand dollars for a few clicks and shots for their official images of their production model cars. Performing that kind of simple photography, who else need a team of photographers who uses expensive lighting for achieving best shot?

  (798) posted on 07.11.2012

The detail on the exterior is visible even the sidelines and door handle.

  (630) posted on 07.10.2012

Cool photo! He manages to show all the parts of the C63 with natural lighting.

  (553) posted on 07.10.2012

The photographer must choose that spot to have proper lighting on that C63. It looks stunning even if it’s not as glossy as luxury cars.

  (474) posted on 07.8.2012

Cool! It may not be as glossy as the luxurious cars, but it’s convincing that this Black series is sporty even covered in matte black.

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