2008 Mercedes C63 AMG


Shoving large engines into small cars isn’t just for hot rodders and high school kids in shop class. It’s also for trained German engineers, especially the ones at AMG, a performance division of Mercedes Benz.

Enter the C63 AMG. A compact car with, well frankly, a big ass engine. A 457 horsepower 6.2 liter V8, seven speed, tire smoking, 174mph, 0-60 in 4.5 seconds, track calibrate, fender flared, taut custom sheet metal, giddy laugh inducing road monster. For those of you not familiar with the C-Class, it’s a car somewhere in between the size of a Honda Civic and an Accord. Imagine a Corvette engine in a Civic and you have roughly the idea of what we’re looking at here.

What this means to you: Imagine the looks on the Fast and the Furious crowd, the barely-street legal hot rodders, and Italian exotics when you pass them sipping on your latte.

Cost: $63,000 @ Mercedes Benz

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