Elegant understatement with 700 PS and 340 km/h: C 63 AMG Coupé and Cabriolet from VÄTH
VÄTH, the Mercedes specialist based in Hösbach in Lower Franconia, Germany, has recently tuned a Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Cabriolet and a Coupé. A perfect example of elegant luxury combined with exceptional power and performance!
The expert team fitted the racer with VÄTH’s own V63RS tuning kit at a cost of EUR 12,800. The kit includes the VÄTH turbocharger with a new downpipe and the VÄTH oil cooler for the engine and gearbox. To complete the tuning, the ECU was reprogrammed on the dyno and the top speed was increased.
Following the adjustments, the engine – which has a displacement of just under 4 litres – is now capable of 513 kW or 700 PS and 900 Nm torque, enabling a Vmax of over 340 km/h. It can do 0 – 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds.
The VÄTH V 63 RS has its own unique sound – with the valve exhaust system, drivers can choose between a deep-throated, rumbling V8 biturbo or sonorous V8 sound at the push of a button. This sound experience is available for EUR 3440.
Thanks to the new performance values, the V 63 RS is crying out for the VÄTH high-performance brake system: powerful 6-piston fixed-caliper brakes with 390 mm brake discs exert a strong braking force on the front axle and ensure the shortest possible braking distance. The brake system, which also comprises braided stainless steel brake lines and sport brake pads along with racing brake oil, costs EUR 3900.
The team from VÄTH installed a thread lowering kit (by 20 to 40 mm for EUR 690) for a sporty yet comfortable and safe driving experience, which can be achieved in combination with the standard AMG Ride Control.
As an alternative, there is also a complete suspension kit for drivers who want the full sporty driving experience, comprising oil pressure shock absorbers and double-spring system. The rebound and compression stages of the shock absorbers can be adjusted. The height and hardness of the suspension can be adapted, enabling even more direct handling. This came to around EUR 3500 in total.
Precisely fitting “V2-GT” alloy wheels from VÄTH weighing just 11.1 kg (front wheel) and 13.5 kg (rear wheel) enable 255 tyres to be used for 8.5 x 20 inches and 285 tyres for 10 x 20 inches. The aluminium rims cost EUR 680 each for the front axle and EUR 720 each for the concave design on the rear axle. An attachment kit costing EUR 250 was also required for the new rims.
In the interior, the VÄTH team installed a speedometer with an extended scale up to 360 km/h, which cost EUR 1980 plus EUR 150 for mounting. Finally, the set of floor mats made of heavy-duty, black velour with the silver VÄTH logo cost EUR 190. [All prices herein are quoted before value added tax.]