It's what is under the hood that matters most...we think.
The 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show is where the world’s biggest automakers go to make major announcements and launch new models, but there’s also plenty of space for the little guy. Case in point: Mercedes tuner Carlsson has come to the show with the CC63S Rivage, a tuned version of the already powerful and good looking AMG C63 S. Racing fans might recognize the unique name as it pays homage to the corner at Spa-Francorchamps. No worries if you missed that one.
Now you’ll either love or hate the Mirror Blue wrap—we don’t love it—but what’s undeniably awesome is the work Carlsson did under the hood. The CC63S Rivage’s twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 is now good for 605 horsepower and torque checks in at 605 lb-ft. This is a boost of over 100 horsepower and 100 lb-ft of torque respectively. All this means a 0 to 62 mph time of just 3.8 seconds. In addition to the engine upgrades a wealth of carbon fiber parts have been added, most noticeably the trunk spoiler and rear diffuser. The interior is swathed in blue, with the tartan seats looking especially fetching along with the blue and black Napa leather-wrapped steering wheel. So, can you see past the "unique" look or did Carlsson make a misstep here?