Once in a while, we are reminded of the power that coursed through the older generations of the AMG line. These days, with so much buzz going around the breed of new AMG cars, it’s nice to see one of the old ones giving the new ones a run for their money. The AMG 507 Edition we’re seeing in the video is one of the most powerful versions of the previous C63.
Packing an M156 V8 engine, it has no fussy turbos to get in the way of the gritty sound the V8 has been known for. The modified Mercedes C63 AMG 507 Edition, tuned up for the runway, makes for a very competitive and able competition for drag racing.
The video description said that the C63 507 Edition is making 630 horsepower on the track. Though, it did not specify how it achieved such numbers, seeing as it’s almost 125 horsepower more than the standard capacity of the original C63. There was no indication that the car is packing a screw-type or centrifugal supercharger, which should primarily be the reason for the increase in horsepower.
The video, however, did not present any evidence that there is any presence of forced induction, so we’re thinking the excess power could simply be coming from a pretty extreme engine work and tuning. That, plus a bit of spray could achieve those numbers.
The SCC500 Rolling 50 gave the C63 another chance to go against its own family—other AMG models. Both old and new C63s did quite well and reached the end of the line almost at the same time.