While taking a trip as a medical car for the 2011 Formula One season in Estate form, the Mercedes C63 AMG is welcoming a new job as the Safety Car for the 2011 DTM season. The snazzy Mercedes will make its first appearance on May 1, 2011 at the opening race of the German Touring Car Masters season at the Hockenheimring in Baden-Württemberg with racing driver, Jürgen Kastenholz, behind the wheel.

The C63 AMG Safety Car comes equipped with the AMG Performance Package that will ensure the 6.3-liter V8 engine delivers a total of 687 HP. The engine will be mated to an AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission, which incorporates a wet start-up clutch and four transmission modes as well as double-declutching and RACE START functions for optimum driving dynamics.

The Safety Car will also feature enlarged openings and side air outlets, an AMG carbon-fiber spoiler lip on the boot lid that reduces lift at high track speeds, and multi-spoke AMG light-alloy wheels painted in matte black with a high-sheen rim flange. The Mercedes will be further distinguished by DTM Safety Car logos, an LED light bar on the roof, and the stroboscopic flashing LED lights at the front and rear, plus a number plate illuminated with LEDs and the words "Safety Car" on the boot lid.

  • 2011 Mercedes C63 AMG Safety Car
  • Year:
    2011
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V8
  • Transmission:
    AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports transmission
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    687
  • Displacement:
    6300 L
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11 comments:

  (473) posted on 02.29.2012

DTM Safety car surprised us on the DTM season last May 1 of 2011. It is made by AMG that its package is great. A lot of details were found on the surface of the body kit. 

  (401) posted on 05.24.2011

I think it was probably the medical car that they used as a basis for that one. The previous model already has the feature that they need for the whole concept.

  (407) posted on 05.11.2011

I have read recently that Mercedes is planning to build a Emergency Medical Vehicle,I just wonder if this car was based on the safety car or medical car that was already debuted in the 2011 formula one race?

  (780) posted on 05.11.2011

Well, I think there’s no point in summarizing the importance of safety car for you can search that on the Google. However, I’m still wondering what’s the difference of Safety car and Medical car?

  (379) posted on 05.3.2011

I think Mercedes lunch its new review car, This makes as safety car for the features transmission.

  (462) posted on 05.2.2011

hmm. I don’t think so.. The management wouldn’t put it there when its not useful at all. However, I think Mercedes is kind of sporty to be a safety car..

  (939) posted on 05.2.2011

I don’t think that safety car is useful though it assures safety. It has some disadvantages too like it prevent the laps between cars, even if they exert much effort. 

  (341) posted on 05.2.2011

Well, I would say that this is one of the best looking utility cars that I have seen in the last few months. It looks quite simple, yet fits its purpose to a T.

  (648) posted on 05.2.2011

Well, we shouldn’t worry about that one too much. After all, this safety car is different from that one, so we can be sure that the same incident won’t happen again.

  (728) posted on 04.29.2011

Wow! I like the design of the Mercedes safety car compare to those in Audi! Well, I just hope that it wouldn’t ruined the whole race during German Touring!

  (619) posted on 04.29.2011

Yet another one of those fancy safety cars. I can still remember the thing that happened with the Audi safety car at Le mans, hope that one don’t occur again with this baby.

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