Evosport also upgraded the binders with its lightweight floating rotors (cross-drilled and slotted) and replaced the rubber brake lines with braided stainless steel. Neither AMG nor Evosport skimped in the brake department. This car stops as fearsomely as it goes.

H&R coilovers and adjustable sway bars provide a 15-20 percent increase in firmness. The H&R suspension drops the chassis nearly an inch and lends a well-tucked appearance without appearing the least bit aftermarket.

Although the car is shod in handsome factory aerodynamics, Evosport enlisted the services of Vorsteiner to lend a more aggressive appearance. The front end was fitted with Vorsteiner's pronounced carbon-fiber splitter, while the grille and surrounding areas were blacked out. As this magazine goes to print, Vorsteiner will most likely have finished its rear carbon bumper/diffuser and its rear decklid spoiler and they car will be wearing those too.

As this car is equipped with Mercedes' excellent seven-speed automatic, you've got to wonder why anyone would want a double-clutch transmission. The C63 held its gears like a manual trans and gave me complete chassis control. Most of my driving was in second and third gears--at any given moment I had the power to spin the rear tires and induce oversteer. You've gotta love a naturally aspirated V8--there really is no substitute for displacement. Although Mercedes has yet to release a four-door Black Series, this car from Evosport is very close. I am hereby claiming the C63 as the performance car of the year. All hail the new king.

I guess Evosport gets a few extra jewels on its crown.

Evosport EVO3 C63
* Layout
Longitudinal front engine, rear-wheel drive

* Engine
6.2-liter V8, dohc, 32-valve. Evosport Power Pulley, race headers and exhaust, Stage II intake, phenolic spacer kit, Evo2 ECU

* Transmission
Seven-speed automatic

* Suspension
H&R coilovers and adjustable sway bars

* Brakes
AMG calipers, 14.2-inch cross-drilled/slotted rotors (f), 13.0-inch cross-drilled rotors (r), stainless steel lines, Motul high performance fluid

* Wheels and Tires
HRE C97, 9x19 (f), 10x19 (r)Toyo Proxes T1-R, 255/35 (f), 285/30 (r)

* Exterior
Factory AMG aero kit, Vorsteiner front airdam/splitter, Silver Stealth bulbs

*Performance
Peak Power: 567 hp @ 6950 rpm
Peak Torque: 512 lb-ft @ 4900 rpm

SOURCE
Evosport
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