The C63 AMG Coupe undoubtedly provides one of the most visceral and violent driving experiences of all the Euro musclecars available today. A 6.2-liter V8 includes spits, burbles and pops among its ferocious combustion symphony, and when you're driving at the limit, it's clearly no ordinary coupe.
With the reduction of two doors from the C63 Sedan, some of the drama was removed from the aesthetics, but if one company knows how to revive its aggressive appearance, it's Vorsteiner.
To look the part, Vorsteiner addressed the edges of the Mercedes-Benz C63. It's the extremities that define the menacing silhouette and add the wow factor. Utilizing pre-preg carbon fiber, Vorsteiner achieved the makeover flawlessly, and while the Coupe may seem a lot different from our favored sedan, all the parts are interchangeable between both variants, should you have a change of heart between two doors or four.
Working with the sculpted front bumper, a new front spoiler juts sharply forward with factory-tight fitment to provide extra downforce, just as you might expect from a Vorsteiner design. It gives the front-end a lower, race-inspired visage that says "get the hell out of my way."
Moving down the side and keeping the body lines balanced are Vorsteiner side skirts. These bring your eye back to what we consider the best angle of the C63 Coupe: it's rump.
Vorsteiner's rear diffuser houses three fins between the four exhaust tips, bringing a sense of DTM style without being over the top. It gathers the car together and speaks so completely to the characteristics of the C63 it could easily be stamped with the AMG logo.
Finishing off the rear-end is a lightweight boot lid with a molded lip spoiler. It's been painted but the leading edge highlights the pre-preg weave and elegantly ties all the pieces together, rather than leaving the whole trunk in carbon, which we beg you not to do!
Yes, the car sounds mean from the factory, and the AMG engineers spent a large chunk of time tuning the exhaust note to their desired pitch, but Vorsteiner managed to fettle its own stainless sports system to give a 10hp bump and an even deeper note.
On this particular car, Vorsteiner also opted for Velos Designwerks software, squeezing a further 70hp and 45 lb-ft of torque from the big V8.
With more than 500hp at its disposal, this C63 has greater need for Brembo's GT brake system, utilizing six-piston front calipers and massive 380mm rotors, with the rears making do with four-pistons and 345mm rotors. With everything on the car being white, black or grey, the bright yellow Brembo calipers inject the testosterone-infused coupe with the right amount of flash.
Housed in the bulging fenders are Vorsteiner's own 20" one-piece forged VS-110 wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Nero tires. They tuck up into the fenders thanks to KW Variant 3 coilovers, which increase the handling prowess of the Teutonic musclecar.
While the Vorsteiner additions don't come cheap, neither does a C63 AMG Coupe. But if you want to stand out and confirm you're a gent of discerning taste, this package is about as good as it gets.
AMG V8 develops around 500hp with Velos software and Vorsteiner exhaust
The C63 interior required no embellishment
VS-110 wheels contrast the yellow Brembo six-piston calipers
2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Vorsteiner
Engine 6.2-liter V8 32v with Velos Designwerks software, Vorsteiner stainless steel sports exhaust system
Drivetrain seven-speed AMG Speedshift MCT transmission
Brakes Brembo GT six-piston calipers, 380mm rotors f, four-piston, 345mm r
Suspension KW Variant 3 coilovers
Wheels & Tires 20x8.5" f, 20x10"r Vorsteiner VS-110 forged aluminum wheels, 245/30 R20 f, 285/25 R20 r Pirelli P Zero Nero tires
Exterior Vorsteiner carbon fiber front spoiler, side skirts, rear diffuser and trunk lid
Interior Vorsteiner mats
Contact Vorsteiner International (vorsteiner.com)
Thanks european auto source, Race Technologies, KW Suspension, Auto Talent