Introducing: The Mercedes C63 AMG Legacy Edition, Limited to 10
I thought the picture above was photoshopped when I first saw it. Nope – it’s real, and it’s awesome. But why is that truck full of matte green C63 coupes? Cue some background…
When it first hit the market in 2008, the C63 AMG produced 451 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque by way of the legendary 6.2L naturally aspirated “M156” V8 engine. Soon after it’s launch, many magazines and independent reviewers dubbed the tire-slaying C63 as one of the quickest 4 door sedans in the world with a 0-60 time of 4 seconds, and a quarter mile time of 12.3 seconds at 116 MPH (187 KPH). In 2012 the C63 sedan received a facelift, a coupe variant and a limited prodcution black series model which all kept the same naturally aspirated M156 engine.
Earlier this year the new C63 sedan was released with AMG’s new 4.0L bi-turbo V8 and it was also announced that the current C63 coupe would continue to be produced through the remainder of 2015. With that news, Mercedes-Benz’s South Africa division wanted to do something special to send off the current generation coupe and the last of the naturally aspirated AMG engines in style. Enter the Legacy Edition C63 coupe: it’s limited to only 10 examples, all exclusively in the new Viper Green (aka matte green, aka Hulk Smash, aka you will start to see C63’s wrapped and plasti-dipped in this color) paint scheme, and only available in South Africa. Sorry world.
The Legacy Edition comes with the 507 package which gives it, you guessed it, 507 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque paired with the same AMG SpeedShift MCT 7 speed transmission – 60 MPH (100 KPH) comes in under 4 seconds. The 507 package also fits the car with upgraded brakes, special 10-spoke wheels, and it also looks like 8 of the 10 cars come with the large rear spoiler from the C63 black series.
All in all, the first generation C63 had a great run and it almost brings a tear to our eyes to see it go. Of course the new one will be faster, have faster shifts and will be more efficient, but there’s some charm that will be missed in the outgoing naturally aspirated motor.
For your viewing pleasure, here is the legendary Chris Harris filming a farewell video for the C63 sedan and wagon last year – enjoy.
Also, some additional wallpaper-worthy pictures of the Legacy Edition:
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