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Porsche 911 GT3 vs Aston Martin V12 Vantage S vs Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series [Chris Harris On Cars]

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?

2013 SRT Viper vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series! [Head 2 Head Episode 36]

On this episode of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend’s Jonny Lieberman pits two members of the “more than 600 horsepower club” against each other - the 2013 SRT Viper & the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series. It’s a three-bout heavyweight match that begins with real world canyon carving, moves on to an all-out quarter mile drag race, and then finishes with blistering hot laps around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with hot shoe Randy Pobst.

Despite a huge gap in price, both of these long-nosed, front-engine, RWD, two-seat brawlers represent significant revisions of their wild predecessors. Will good old fashion American muscle beat out German Engineering? Join us as we find out.

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HOT! 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series

The most hardcore iteration of the SLS AMG with the Black Series moniker is said to borrow bits and pieces from the race-spec GT3 model including parts for the heavily tweaked 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces 622hp (631PS) at 7,400rpm, 39hp more than the 2013 SLS AMG (583hp / 591PS).

On the other hand, the Black Series’ V8 delivers 11 lb-ft less torque at 468lb ft arriving at 5,500rpm. It is said to complete the 0-100km/h (62mph) in 3.6 seconds and top out at 315km/h (196mph), making it 0.1 seconds faster in the sprint but 1mph or 2km/h slower in terms of maximum speed.

Other noteworthy changes include a revamped chassis with wider tracks, reprogrammed electronics, lowered suspension and carbon ceramic breaks, plus new 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels, and an assortment of aero upgrades.

(vía Carscoop)

Mercedes-Benz AMG Symphony [Car & Driver]

We take nine Mercedes-Benz AMGs to the tunnels of Detroit to create a glorious symphony.

CARS: Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG coupe, Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series coupe, Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG, Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG, Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG wagon, Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG, Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG, Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

LOCATION: Detroit

MAG EDITORS: Car and Driver

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Dark Side of the Mercedes Benz C63 AMG Black Series

Discover the latest from the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The C63 AMG Black Series is a 510 hp track machine with a dark side.

Looking like a blot of inky darkness in Magno Night Black, with the big 6.2-liter V-8 barking and snorting while it slides around corners, it’s clear that this car wasn’t just built to take to the track; it was built to be the best.

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2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupé Black Series DTM Safety Car

The Safety Car version of the German firm’s coupe uses the same 6.3-litre V8 engine with 510hp (517PS) and 620Nm (457 lb-ft) found in the production car, which allows for a 0-100km/h (62mph) sprint in 4.2 seconds and a limited top speed of 300km/h (186mph).

The only mechanical upgrade over the production C63 AMG Coupé Black Series concerns the modified exhaust system.

Mercedes has fitted the car with the optional AMG Track package that adds active rear axle gear cooling and 19-inch alloys shod in Dunlop Sport Maxx Race sports tires in size 255/35 R 19 at the front and 285/30 R 19 at the rear, an AMG Aerodynamics kit that includes a carbon-fibre front splitter, plus a fixed carbon-fibre rear aerofoil with adjustable blade, and the AMG Exterior Carbon-Fibre package.

On the outside, you’ll also find a light bar with a stroboscope-type flashing LED fixture on the roof.

As for the interior, the Safety Car features a pair of AMG sports bucket seats with four-point seat belts, a two-way radio system and TV monitor mounted on the center console and the buttons that control the exterior safety lights.

(vía Carscoop)

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