Top Gear Speed Week: the super saloons
Nissan GT-R Track Pack, Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series and BMW M5 kill tyres with POWEEEEER
Posted: 29 Aug 2012
The C63 Black. Oh, the C63. This car isn't just the best Mercedes Black Series yet, but the finest thing to come out of Germany since Eva Padberg. It's short, it's wide, it's insanely powerful and it has a NASA-spec g-force screen. And a huge wing. And holes in the bonnet. If this car doesn't make your inner seven-year-old bounce off the walls with glee, your soul is officially deceased.
The only fly in the C63's wingy ointment is its slow-witted seven-speed semi-auto 'box, which clings onto gears just a quarter of a second too long, sending you clattering into the rev-limiter with a machine-gun tak-tak-tak.