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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