2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG DTM Safety Car Reviews

April 30th, 2011 by By auto # Mercedes-Benz

The new Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG is now used as the Safety Car for the 2011 DTM season. After doing DTM presentation in Wiesbaden on April 10 last, the new Safety Car just starting debut on May 1, 2011 with the season opening race in the German Touring Car Masters at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg. The 2011 Mercedes C63 AMG DTM Safety Car Sports Saloon V8 engines only must be modified slightly for the development and production at the entrusted to the specialists at AMG to the overall development department vehicles and the AMG performance Studio. The new Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG DTM Safety Car have the AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine has an exceptionally high output of 358 kW (487 hp) and a peak torque of 600 Nm. The increase in output versus the standard 336 kW (457 hp) engine is due to the AMG Performance Package, which is optionally available for any C63 AMG model and enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds (Estate 4.4 seconds).

For engine performance Mercedes-Benz AMG have put their trust in a technology transfer Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, forged pistons, connecting rods and crankshaft were taken from light gull-wing model. Low inertia components of three kilograms lighter allows the eight-cylinder naturally aspirated engine of the revolution freely and respond more quickly. The characteristics of high-performance package includes variable intake manifold painted titanium gray and the brake system AMG high performance brake discs is on the front axle.

New equipment Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG DTM Safety Car, including the innovative transmission AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 7-speed sports, which includes a start-up wet clutch and four modes of transmission and one of the “double” and race start for optimum driving dynamics. Distinguishing the current model contains aluminum hood powerdomes changed, a new grille, new headlights, new AMG rear apron with contrasting black insert and an active cooling of the rear diffuser. To maximize the cooling power, the front spoiler AMG DTM Safety Car has an enlarged opening and side air outlets, when the rear carbon fiber AMG spoiler on the tailgate to reduce lift at high speeds on the track.


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