2008 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG DTM Safety Car review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 19 April 2008 , 14:04:21 byVeronica

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Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG DTM Safety Car

German carmaker Mercedes-Benz has a new achievement and it is called the new C 63 AMG. The model will be at the start as the official Safety Car for the second DTM race of the season. Under the hood, the new model features a 6.3-liter V8 engine capable of developing 457 horsepower and 600 Nm of torque. The carmaker made a lot of modifications to the brakes, suspension, cooling and exhausts system. The development and production of the new car were in the hands of the AMG development team and the AMG PERFORMANCE STUDIO specialists. The task of the Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Safety Car is to ensure maximum safety both on and adjacent to the track in the event of an extreme situation occurring. This AMG V8 saloon matches the performance level of the C-Class DTM cars. The power is being transferred to the wheels through an AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC automatic transmission, which has steering wheel shift paddles and automatic double-declutching during downshifts. Reliable and sustained racetrack performance at the highest level is ensured by high-tech features derived from motor sports. In the Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Safety Car these include a high-performance radiator, two engine oil coolers located on either side of the front apron and an additional, larger transmission oil cooler. The model sends the power to the road through 19-inch AMG light alloy wheels in a multi-spoke design with wide-base tires measuring 245/35 on the front axle and 265/30 on the rear one. To handle the power, the engineers have ensured the high-performance AMG braking system. A mechanical, asymmetrical multi-disc locking differential ensures outstanding, slip-free traction. The cockpit is fitted with two bucket seats with 4-point seat belts, an especially AMG Performance steering wheel in Nappa leather / Alcantara and high-quality AMG carbon-fiber trim.