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Mansory’s S63 Coupe out-torques a Veyron
In what kind of world does a 900bhp, two-ton coupe classify as ‘sensible’? In Mansory’s world, that’s where.
The name Mansory should be familiar to regular readers, the tuner somewhat notorious for applying lurid styling packs to Ferraris and Lamborghinis (among others) and throwing wanton amounts of extra power at everything from G-Wagens to golf carts.
Bearing all that in mind, then, this resketching of the Mercedes S-Class Coupe is positively subtle.
In the eyes of the sane, though, it ought to be anything but. The S63 AMG Coupe’s 5.5-litre biturbo V8 engine has been boosted from 577bhp to 888bhp, the equivalent of gaining a Golf R.
Torque has risen by a similarly spectacular margin, hiked from 664 to an electronically limited 960lb ft. For reference, a Bugatti Veyron has 922lb ft. Needless to say, then, this is no slouch, with a 3.3sec 0-62mph time and 186mph top speed.
Aesthetically this is restrained ground for Mansory, which says a lot given those humongous 22in alloys, flared wheelarches and aggressive bumpers. Demand wilder carbon addenda and gaudier colours, though, and we’re sure you’ll be obliged in exchange for a sufficiently large cheque.
Equally, Mansory already makes an S-Class saloon with much plumper performance figures, and has already eked out similar power for the significantly flasher S63 Coupe Diamond Edition, if your marbles are suitably missing in action.
In a world of 205mph M5 estates and Brabussed 6x6 pickups, how much is too much?