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Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series officially revealed

The Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series has made its debut at the German Formula 1 Grand Prix, continuing Mercedes' insane line of race-bred cars for the street.

Earlier this month, we found leaked photos of the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series, and this weekend, at the German Formula 1 Grand Prix, the car made its official debut. The Black Series will be even more over-the-top than the already out-of-control 451hp C63 AMG Coupe and its sedan sibling, because the same 6.2L V8 monster under the hood has been tuned for an extra 59 horsepower, for a total of 510, mated to a seven-speed SpeedShift multi-clutch transmission that, according to Mercedes-Benz, can shift gears in 100 milliseconds. This über C-Class should tear to 60mph in around 4.2 seconds.

The C63 AMG Black Series is more than just a souped-up C63 though. The front track has been widened by 1.57 inches and the rear track by 3.11 inches, so the Black Series' looks are especially ostentatious with its bulging fenders and brake cooling ducts. Behind the 19-inch wheels and tires are 15" front and 14" rear brake rotors, AMG two-piece six-piston front calipers, a fully-adjustable coilover suspension, and an externally-cooled rear differential that can be fully locked for executing perfect opposite-lock powerslides.

The best news is that the C63 AMG Black Series will join some of its Black Series predecessors like the CLK63 AMG Black Series and the SL65 AMG Black Series over here in the United States. Like the CLK63, of which only 700 were built (only 400 made it here), and the SL65, of which only 350 were built, we expect the C63 AMG Black Series to have a very limited production run. Official production numbers and pricing have yet to be announced, but its market launch will be early next year.

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