GMP Performance Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG is a Ghostly Presence
Normally when you have an eye-catching modified car, you want it painted (or wrapped, as the case may be) in a similarly-eye-catching color. After all, loud hues tend to grab observers’ initial attention, while things like aftermarket wheels, body kit components and other custom parts hold onto said attention. A clever color change is just another way – and quite possibly the best one – to make your ride stand out from the rest.
Having said all that, however, a tuner car doesn’t actually have to be cloaked in perky pigment to be a cut above everything else in the parking lot. Take the current-gen Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG you see before you. It has been customized by a Charlotte, North Carolina firm by the name of GMP Performance, though the exterior customizing is limited to a black set of 20” ADV05.1 wheels, smoked light lenses and a complete blackout of the trim (Even the big Mercedes-Benz star in the grille has been replaced by a big black circle.). All those murdered out bits are set against a plain white backdrop that is the CLS’s body, which sits lower to the ground thanks to a KW Suspension coilover kit. If Casper the Friendly Ghost was Casper the Baller Ghost, he’d probably roll in something not too dissimilar from this.
Of course, we’re doubtful any disembodied spirit, cartoon or otherwise, can fully appreciate the kind of thrust the AMG 5.5L twin-turbo V8 can serve up, even if it is – as is the case here – producing more than stock. An ECU reprogram and high-flow downpipes from RENNtech net a supernatural 669 horsepower and 734 lb.-ft of torque. GMP Performance says that’s enough to fling this phantasmic four-door coupe to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds and through the standing quarter-mile in 10.9 seconds. Put another way, this car can make you disappear so quickly, people might wonder if you were even there to begin with. Spooky…
Source: GMP Performance