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
But, lazy changes aside, the Black is magical. The M5 and GT-R have to be coaxed into a bend, but with the Merc you simply pile into a corner as fast as your bravery reserves will allow, let those huge tyres and widened track do the hard work, and exit in a broadside of smoke and fury. If you could distil all the good noises of internal combustion into an eau de toilette ("Engine: the scent of exploding hydrocarbons"), it'd sound like the Black Series. The C63 is a sordid, transcendental experience that makes you glad to be alive. Erm, right until you crash it.