And it turned out basically how you'd expect.
Mansory has given the Mercedes-AMG GT63 S E Performance an aggressive upgrade in looks and power, turning the car into an exceptionally fast affront to automotive design. The in-your-face four-door coupe now sports tons of carbon fiber, yellow accents, and new body pieces that let you know the car means business.
It seems every time Mansory gets its grubby paws on a Mercedes we're in for a wild ride. Its G-Class exploits are legendary for being mixed bags with some good, and some that leave a lot to be desired. Other times the brand pleasantly surprises us with something very much un-Mansory and makes us question our automotive tastes all the same. This latest tuned AMG appears to be in the former category, although it's not the worst we've ever seen.
Visually, this new kit makes the car look just a bit too juvenile, although if the panels were potentially body colored and the accents weren't bright yellow this might be a different story.
The car features a new carbon fiber hood with some serious venting, a revised carbon fiber front fascia, a carbon fiber rear diffuser, and new carbon fiber side skirts that altogether lower the car visually. A new carbon fiber spoiler adorns the trunk and new carbon fiber side mirrors are affixed to the doors. Other bits are added just about everywhere and don't forget they're made of carbon fiber. If you may have noticed, there's a lot of carbon fiber.
The wheels are 22-inch light-alloy rims called "Type Y.5". They're pretty tasteful for the most part and fit the car well size-wise.
On the inside, the company has added, you guessed it, more carbon fiber throughout. The colors and other materials are then customizable because you know each owner is going to have pretty specific tastes.
Now we get to the good part: the power. You have to give it to Mansory, when it comes to power they understand more is more. Here, the gains are relatively modest: the company has increased the vehicle's output by 49 horsepower and just 15 lb-ft of torque.
When you look at the bigger picture though, you realize why; the car is already a rocket ship. Untouched, the four-door coupe makes 831 horsepower and up to 1,084 lb-ft of torque thanks to an impressive hybrid setup. Mansory bumps those numbers up to 880 hp and 1,099 lb-ft of torque and says this increase in power is good for 0-62 mph sprints in just 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 199 mph.
The car is fast and loud both visually and aurally. No pricing was given, but seeing as the car costs north of $180,000 it's probably going to push it past the $200,000 mark once Mansory is done with it. Will people buy it? Most likely. Is it worth it? They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so it's up to the buyer, but we believe there are better options out there for a tuned Mercedes four-door coupe.
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