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    First Drive: 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series [w/video]

    Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Mercedes-Benz, First Drives
    Uncorking This Road-Legal DTM Coupe At Laguna Seca



    Turn Two at Laguna Seca is one of racing's more interesting creations. Get it wrong here and the rest of your lap will get really grumpy really fast. The AMG-Mercedes people thankfully gave us around 20 hot laps in their new C63 AMG Coupe Black Series over the course of the day - enough that we were able to get into a groove for the final 16 sorties or so. GT cars of about this size, setup and power tend to take to Laguna Seca like yuppies to mesquite.

    And so we cooked all day in a fully accoutered C63 Black Series. The fixins' on our coupe went well beyond the standard model's race-car-for-the-road spec: Track Package, Aerodynamics Package, AMG Performance Media suite, Exterior Carbon Fiber Package, 19-inch matte black forged light alloy wheels and a fire extinguisher. We'd have preferred if some of these options actually came as standard equipment, but last we checked, we don't own and run Daimler. Not yet anyway.

    Goosing the well-weighted throttle pedal to the floor at the right moment in second gear out of Laguna Seca's insidious Turn Eleven left-hander, the C63 Black Series filled all of Monterey County with its divine quad-barrel noise. The sound was almost enough to make that difficult corner worth tolerating.Continue reading 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series [w/video]
    2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 21 Nov 2011 11:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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