It’s not a secret that Mercedes C63 Black is not a brilliant track car. None AMG’s Black Series cars are. These cars are built for fun, so they’re insanely tail happy and as good as high-speed cornering as a terrier. Still, the C63 Black Series has been chosen to pace the entire 2012 DTM season, where its C-Coupe sibling will be taking on rivals form Audi and BMW.
The C63 Black is the most powerful Mercedes C-Class ever with 380 kW (517 hp) and maximum torque of 620 Newton, courtesy of a 6.3 liter V8 engine. It goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds and has a top speed of 300 km/h (electronically limited). So it should have no problem keep up with the DTM race cars.
To help the driver keep the beast in check, C63 DTM Safety car is fitted with AMG Track package, the AMG Aerodynamics package, the AMG Exterior Carbon-Fibre package and forged AMG light-alloy wheels. The specially developed Dunlop Sport Maxx Race sports tyres in size 255/35 R 19 at the front and 285/30 R 19 at the rear are fitted on forged AMG wheels which are painted matt black with a high-sheen rim flange.
The aero pack which is also available for the road-going C-Black include carbon-fibre front splitter on the front apron, plus a fixed carbon-fibre rear aerofoil with adjustable blade.
Naturally, the interior of the safety car is stripped out of equipments, and instead gets two AMG sports bucket seats, AMG Performance steering wheel in nappa leather/DINAMICA with flattened top and bottom rim sections and aluminium gearshift paddles, as well as a two-way radio system and TV monitor. The car is also fitted with a light bar and a camera at the back.