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The SLS AMG Coupé Black Series accelerates from zero to 60mph in 3.6 seconds and has a top speed of 315 km/h. The AMG 6.3-liter V8 engine has 631 hp makes the SLS AMG Coupé Black Series the most powerful AMG car to date. Taking away some 150 pounds of weight from the regular SLS AMG Coupe, also give the SLS Black the best power/weight ratio of any AMG to date. Add to the numbers the general view by most pundits that this is one of the best cars AMG has ever made and you have have something very special.
What do you test this thing against on a track? Is there anything as crazy, extreme or just plain nuts? Yep, how about a 997 Porsche GT2 RS, which was the most hardcore offering from Porsche in recent years.
With that, lets allow Jethro from EVO magazine take over, testing one of the 2013 EVO car of the year stars, the SLS Black against a tough competitor the GT2 RS. Who will win?
Jethro takes the Jaguar XKR-S and the Mercedes SL63 AMG for a spin on the Bedford track for our next installment of Evo. The two performance convertibles make more than 1,000hp so this should be fun to watch.
Powered by a 530hp 5.5-liter biturbo V8 engine, the SL 63 AMG does not feel quite at home on the racetrack. Its enormous amount of torque (590 lb-ft or 800 Nm) spins the rear wheels out of traction when throttle is applied, making neat, tidy laps a hard thing to accomplish.
On the other hand, the Jaguar XKR-S feels completely different from the SL 63 AMG, as it has more body roll and struggles even more with traction. Powered by a 550hp 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine that produces 501 lb-ft (680Nm), the Jag loves oversteering at all times and feels heavier under braking than the Mercedes.
Porsche 911 GT3 vs Aston Martin V12 Vantage S vs Mercedes C63 AMG. Yep, This Video by Chris Harris is Awesome.
Driving the Porsche 911 GT3, Aston Martin V12 Vantage S, and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series is a special occasion indeed. Which is best for the track and on the road, and which one would you have?
Full disclosure, this is the car I drive so I am totally biased. When I was looking to lease a car a few years ago I checked out all the usual suspect, BMW M3, Audi RS4 and of course the Mercedes C63 AMG. After driving all of them it was an easy decision, the C63 AMG was the most fun.
Well, the current naturally aspirated C63 AMG is going away soon. It is going to be replaced by a twin-turbo V8 which will likely be awesome. However, the is just something about a normally-aspirated 6.2-liter V8 and that level of immediacy that can't be matched by a blower motor.
Check out Chris Harris take the final Edition 507-equipped wagon around a racetrack, mostly sideways. Chris Harris has released this tribute video to summarize his thoughts on the car which are really positive. What made the Mercedes C63 AMG something of a legend was its naturally-aspirated M156 6.2 liter V8 engine as well as crisp handling and a soundtrack that was utterly addictive. This engine and that car really deserve a special send-off.
One video wasn't enough so we also found some of our favorite Youtube videos to share with you. We've said it before that AMG makes the best V8s. Listening to the videos below you can see why. That 6.2 liter V8 engine is special. Enjoy.
DRIFTING: BMW M3 GTS vs Mercedes C63 AMG - Fifth Gear. Part 2 of our head to head of the Super Coupes, the BMW M3 GTS vs the Mercedes C63 AMG Black series. This time Jason takes on former F1 Ferrari driver Mika Salo in a drift off!
New Audi RS4, Old Audi RS4s, New RS4 v C63. We drive the new Audi RS4, try the original B5, the amazing B7 and then match the latest version against the 6.2 litre Mercedes C63.
2014 BMW M5 Competition