By Eric Yang
on 7.23.11
Photo by Mercedes-Benz

451 horsepower just not enough for you? Well, how about 510 then. And that’s exactly what you’ll get in the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series. Mated to an AMG Speedshift multiple-clutch 7-speed multimode automatic transmission (try saying that 5 times) that snaps off shifts in just 1/10th of a second, the C63 Black will shred its way to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds, which should make good use if its planetary-sized 19″ wheels and 15″ brakes when it comes time to stop and turn. AMG has also shed the pounds by dropping in an aluminum hood and lightweight plastic composite fenders for even more performance. DTM racing inspired bodywork also packs an equally venomous exhaust growl that would make the late Pavarotti (g.r.h.s.) himself proud. As for an asking price — lets just say this, our continental friends across the Atlantic will have to shell out north of 97,000 euros. Look for it to land stateside in March.

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