Merc S63 AMG meets 300 SEL 6.8 AMG
After you professed your love for the classic 1971 Mercedes, here are some more pics…
Posted: 13 Oct 2011
Of course, this being the late 1960s, tuning was done using Big Tools and lots of blood, sweat and tears. Melcher tweaked the 300 SEL's 6.3-litre V8, boring the capacity out to 6.8-litres and (deep breath...) installed high precision camshafts and modified rocker arms, lighter connecting rods, new Mahle pistons, larger intake valves, modified combustion chambers, polished intake and exhaust ducts, a new intake tract with two throttle flaps and a racing exhaust system to ensure a better gas flow throughout.
The wings were flared to make room for the lightweight 15in magnesium racing wheels, it had larger front wishbones, a more robust rear axle with a heavy-duty differential, stiffer air suspension and aluminium doors to help cut weight from 1,830kg to 1,635kg.