VATH Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series is a monster

If you’re after outright speed and performance, it’s always good to start with solid foundations. The VATH Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe Black Series tuning package is a prime example of how it can be done.

Starting with the 380kW C 63 AMG Black, which features a 6.2-litre naturally aspirated V8, VATH applies a supercharger kit with a water-to-air intercooler to allow the beast to breathe with deeper puffs.

Other modifications include a tuned engine computer, a full exhaust system with a new manifold and an X-pipe with remote valve control, and a fuel cooler. Power is pushed out to a whopping 556kW, while torque boosted significantly from 620Nm to 800Nm.

As for performance, the VATH C 63 AMG Black is able to sprint from 0-100km/h in 3.6 seconds and go on to a top speed of 350km/h.

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To give the car a distinctive look, VATH also applies a custom bodykit with carbon fibre highlights, a black grille, and a set of 20 x 9-inch front and 20 x 11-inch rear alloy wheels. The rims hide a set of upgraded 405mm front brakes.

Finishing off the package is a fully adjustable suspension kit which can lower the C-Class by 20mm-65mm.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.