German tuner GAD-Motors has taken the most sinister C-Class and given it an even darker side - and that's putting it mildly.
With 380kW and 620Nm to play with, the standard Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series was already quite a beast in its own right - until someone at GAD asked “where's the turbo?”
To that end, GAD threw out the C63's normally aspirated 6.3-litre unit and replaced it with a heavily modified version of AMG's latest M157 twin-turbo V8. The result is a C63 that revs beyond the 7000rpm mark and pushes an insane 634kW and 1350Nm.
To get that power to the wheels cleanly, GAD also installed an adapted version of Merc's 4Matic all-wheel drive system, which means that the car can post some impressive acceleration figures rather than just squealing all over the place in a plume of tyre smoke.
The tuner says that its new beast has been successfully tested and that it can screech from 0-100km/h in just 3.1 seconds (the standard car takes 4.2). What's more, in the time it takes a fairly quick hatchback to reach 100 - 8.8 seconds - the modified C63 has already reached the 200 mark and by the time 23.5 seconds have passed it's sitting at 300km/h.
Power is channelled through a GAD-modified 4Matic gearbox that was designed to handle up to 1500Nm.
A bespoke adjustable suspension system, developed by KW-Suspension, enhances the road holding benefits brought by the all-wheel drive set-up, while carbon ceramic brakes can allegedly bring it to a halt from 100km/h in 33 metres.
European customers will have to find 180 250 euro (about R2.4-million) in addition to the purchase price of the C63 Black Series base car.