This 732-hp monster is owned by the founder of German tuner Pogea Racing.
We rejoiced when the Audi RS6 Avant returned to the US, but there are still many high-performance wagons sold in Europe we're missing out on. There's just something inherently appealing about a practical family wagon with sports car performance. Fans are using online petitions to beg BMW to sell the upcoming M3 Touring wagon in America. Another slick high-performance wagon we missed out on was the second-generation Mercedes-AMG CLS 63 S Shooting Brake.
But even in Europe, the current-generation CLS is not offered with a Shooting Brake body style. There is also no range-topping AMG 63 variant in the current CLS lineup since the GT 63 now fills that role.
To fill the void, the founder of German tuner Pogea Racing has gone mad and given his Mercedes-AMG CLS 63 S Shooting Brake a massive power boost. The result is called the Lorenzo, a super wagon that can comfortably hit over 200 mph.
In stock form, the Shooting Brake 5.5-liter twin-turbocharged V8 produced 577 hp and 590 lb-ft. These were already respectable numbers, but Pogea Racing thinks there is room for improvement. To boost the output, the tuner has improved the cooling system, tweaked the turbos, and remapped the ECU among other upgrades. As a result, the AMG CLS 66 S Shooting Brake now generates 732 hp and 822 lb-ft of torque. During a top speed run, the extra muscle enabled it to hit a recorded speed of 204 mph, which is impressive for a shooting brake.
For the exterior, Pogea Racing has given the shooting brake a carbon fiber makeover, with new carbon components including a new hood, rear diffuser, and mirror covers. There's also a new front bumper mimicking the design language of current AMG models that makes it look like the modern CLS AMG 63 S Mercedes refuses to make.
The modified CLS 63 AMG rides on forged wheels measuring 20×9 inches at the front and 20×10 at the rear, wrapped in 255/30 and 285/25 Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires. Adjustable KW springs can lower the ride height, improving the handling while giving the shooting brake a sportier stance. For the interior, Pogea Racing has upgraded the technology to modern standards with a new sound system that includes two subwoofers as well as a 12.5-inch Android infotainment system that can run YouTube and streaming services such as Netflix.