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Mansory's Mercedes C63 AMG is *almost* subtle

Heard the one about the subdued Mansory? Don't worry, it's still got 641bhp

Mansory is a name you probably know from carbon Bugattis, Bentleys and Ferraris that live in a different universe to common taste and decency. So it’s something of a shock – and relief – to see its name on something a bit more real world.

Well, as real world as a 641bhp Mercedes with carbon mirror housings gets. It’s a Mercedes-AMG C63 S coupe – a car we have an enormous soft spot for here – with much tuning, its 4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine gaining 138bhp and 110lb ft.

That’s basically the outputs of an old Suzuki Swift Sport, freed up via a new ECU and sports exhaust. Naturally, Mansory has chiselled out the old speed limiter, too, so the C63 now has a 192mph top end. Lovely.

You’d be disappointed if Mansory left it there, and it goes without saying there are chunky new 20in alloys and loads of new carbon aero bits. But spec the car in dark grey or black and it’d all blend in quite nicely.

Is Mansory turning over a new, more subdued leaf? Err, no, we suspect not…

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