A trick some car dealers use these days, especially with high-end exotic and luxury cars, is bringing in used cars as part of trade-in deals, have them lightly tuned and modified with new styling features, and then sell them for a healthy profit. That seems to be what’s going on with the Calabasas Mercedes-AMG S65 Coupe.
Prepared by Calabasas Luxury Motor Cars, this tricked-out Mercedes-AMG S65 Coupe was a pretty sweet motor before the treatment, what with a 620 horsepower V12 engine under the bonnet, a huge list of bells and whistles, and just under 5K miles on the clock. But to make the car more appealing to the kind of people who would be interested in a V12 super coupe, they have done some work to the exterior.
First off, all the chrome parts on the outside of Calabasas Mercedes-AMG S65 Coupe were blacked-out and some replaced with carbon fiber as part of the carbon visual package. The gloss black and piano lacquer bits were then complemented with a cool matte finish for the silver body, and the whole thing was garnished with a set of brushed candy red 22-inch Forgiato S202 wheels. That color is definitely not to everyone’s taste, but it’ll sure appeal to NFL and NBA players – the sort of people who can afford the $180K asking price.