You Can Take the Driver Out of the Mustang But You Can’t Take the Mustang Out of the Driver

First I cried. Then I laughed. Then I cried again. This video reminded me of something Dr. Sheldon Cooper once said: “One cries because one is sad. For example, I cry because others are stupid, and it makes me sad”. This dude should be arrested not for being negligent, but for being stupid. He literally crashed a Mercedes C63S AMG into a tree while trying to impress the crowd and ended up looking like a fool. Worth it? Hells naw!

Handling Over 500 Horses Is Not Everyone’s Cup Of Tea

The incident happened in the Netherlands when Mr. Showoff tried to impress the crowd near Rotterdam Ahoy where the 100% Auto Live car show was held. He tried to drift, got the first bit right, but lost control over the second one and ended up smashing the right-side rear-quarter into a tree. The car first climbed over the small pavement and then jumped right into the tree. It felt like a puny wrestler getting a knockout punch from the Big Show. Such force the impact generated that the right side curtain airbag inflated. The car broke its kidneys, arm, hip bone, and even the leg to an extent (check out the video and comments below to discover why these body parts were used in this context)

Ken Block Must Be Facepalm-ing Himself

Watch an Idiot in a Mercedes-AMG C63 Go Full On Ford Mustang Into a Tree
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All the people around who were supposed to be impressed saw the crash. Either way, he became the talk of the town. And, on the bright side, he wouldn’t have gotten as famous with a perfect drift as he is right now. Blessing in disguise? Not really, but it’s a way to look at things positively. All said and done, let’s talk about the victim here. No, not the driver. Not even you and me. I’m talking about the black, beautiful Mercedes-AMG C63 S. It may look classy and carry itself with utmost grace; but when it comes to such situations, it can be a badass. The swanky German – not talking about Heidi Klum - took the hit quite well. The impact was so hard that even the bark of the tree broke a bit.

This Seems More Plausible

Watch an Idiot in a Mercedes-AMG C63 Go Full On Ford Mustang Into a Tree
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Actually there could be another theory to this. The car may have reached a saturation point and thought, “I’ve had enough of this guy. Let me harm myself so I can get rid of him.” It was finally taken away from the abusive owner who smashed her - literally! Anyway, speaking of the Mercedes-AMG C63 S, it comes packed with a powerful 4.0-liter, V-8 bi-turbo engine under the hood. The mill churns out 503 ponies and 516 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to the wheels via a nine-speed AMG SpeedShift automatic transmission and it can sprint to 60 mph from a standstill in 3.8 seconds. In the States, the car retails from $74,600.

Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Mercedes-AMG C 63
Displacement 3982 cm3 3982 cm3
Power 503 HP @ 5500-6250 RPM 469 HP @ 5500-6250 RPM
Max. torque 516 LB-FT @ 1750-4500 RPM 479 LB-FT @ 1750-4500 RPM
Fuel consumption NEDC combined 8.4-8.2 l/100 km(8.6-8.4 l/100 km) 8.2 l/100 km(8.4 l/100 km)
CO2 emissions 195-192 g/km (200-196 g/km) 192 g/km (196 g/km)
Efficiency class E (E) E(E)
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (Estate) 4.0 (4.1) s 4.1 (4.2) s
Top speed 155 mph 155 mph


Watch an Idiot in a Mercedes-AMG C63 Go Full On Ford Mustang Into a Tree
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Now that the car is in safer hands, I hope it is restored to its glory and kept away from the driver until he learns to respect it. Get the skills and then get behind the wheel. What did you think of this incident and the dude who thought the C63 S was a Mustang? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

Further reading

2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 High Resolution Exterior
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The 2015 Mercedes C63 AMG has finally landed

Read our full review on the 2019 Mercedes C63S AMG

Sidd Dhimaan
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Sidd joined the team in 2017 as an intern and in less than a year he earned a full-time position as an associate editor and junior automotive expert. He is currently our pickup truck expert and focuses his attention on heavy-duty and off-road vehicles.  Read More
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