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Leaked: Mercedes-Benz hides its 2012 C63 AMG Black Series Coupe by painting it red

Posted: July 6, 2011 - 5:38PM
Author: Roman Rosa
When a celebrity doesn't want to get noticed out on the street, they wear something completely drab and wear the biggest, darkest sunglasses in order to remain incognito. When Mercedes tested its new 2012 C63 Black edition, they decided to disguise it in a bright red paint and send it out stark naked.


The front end reminds me of the look on my dad's face when he found out that I "borrowed" the truck at age 14 and got it stuck in the neighbor's backyard. That angry, constantly yelling face. I remember it well.

I find it extremely good looking. It truly looks aggressive, mean and ornery. The wheel arches stick out like a DTM racer and the gaping holes and hood nostrils take the whole deal one step towards insanity. I'm not entirely sold on the wheels, as they seem a bit too delicate and dainty for the personality of the car.

While aggressive looks can be good,sometimes a car can be too aggressive. I feel that as soon as you step inside, the Black will punch you in the face, steal your wallet and then shout at you while you drive, telling you how awful a driver you are. For this reason, this car isn't exactly an everyday driver.

We don't know much about it other than the fact that it's probably insanely fast, completely impractical, have a back-breakingly stiff suspension and cost roughly the same as a log cabin on a 50 acre plot in the Rocky mountains. The acceleration and handling is so violent in these Black editions, that Mercedes Benz includes a waiver that tells you that this car is savage and to respect it or risk your life. I would rather try to stuff a live eagle into a shoebox than drive the thing.

This, of course, means that the Mercedes-Benz Black edition is the perfect car for a single millionaire. The reason I say single, is so when you careen off the road at 120mph in a cloud of smoke, screaming at the top your lungs as you plummet off a cliff at speeds faster than terminal velocity, you can take solace in the fact that you don't have any children to leave fatherless.

It costs millions of dollars to keep a prisoner on death row. Why not just buy them a Mercedes-Benz Black edition instead? It will be far cheaper.

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spectral tiger (not verified)    July 7, 2011 - 5:33PM

it aint millionaire car, at least not is the west coast of usa and western europe, any middle class bloke car afford it these days

randythomas (not verified)    September 9, 2011 - 10:47PM

Every Merc has its own quality to a drivers personality. The car really looks the usual Benz with highly improved Mercedes Benz Parts that will surely make the car run with hundreds of horses on its engine