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1,000bhp Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabrio is real

14-09-2018 12:43
The team Posaidon set off to build the strongest Mercedes-AMG S63 convertible in the world

In its factory version, the pre-facelift Mercedes-AMG S63 ships with a 5.5 V8 engine capable of 577 hp (430 kW) and 900 Nm (664 lb·ft) of torque. Sounds impressive, but someone in Posaidon must have thought, “sky’s the limit”.

The team set off to build the strongest Mercedes-AMG S63 convertible in the world. They began by expanding the engine displacement volume to 6.3 liters. Then they reinforced some parts and boosted both turbochargers considerably. As the result, the performance skyrocketed to 1,005 hp (750 kW) and 1,400 Nm (1,033 lb·ft) of torque, bringing the vehicle on par with the Project One racecar armed with an F1 engine.

The tuned-up Mercedes-AMG S63 takes less than 3 seconds to accelerate 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) and ultimately hits the electronically-set speed limit at 350 km/h (217 mph).

Posaidon said the same upgrade is compatible with all Mercedes-AMG cars equipped with the same engine model.

Photo: motor1.com



Reporter Sergei Musa
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