VÄTH Automobiltechnik V63RS – Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Goes From Mean to Angry
The Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG (W212) is a car that delivers across the board from performance to fit and finish. But that doesn’t mean that there isn’t room for some augmentation. German tuner VATH has taken a pass at giving Stuttgart’s latest fire-breathing sedan a bit more attitude.
Starting with the AMG-tuned 6.3-liter V8 engine, VATH milled the cylinder head channels, added new pistons, valves and sport cam shafts as well as introduced a bigger intake and larger exhaust valves for better breathability. The company also updated the engine management software.
All of these modifications give the VATH V63RS a powerplant good for 605 hp and 509 lb-ft Nm of torque (an increase of 87 hp and 44 lb-ft of torque). Top speed of the reworked Mercedes gets rated at 211 mph with runs from 0-62 mph completed in just 4.1 seconds. All of this power required upping the brake system to include massive 390mm disc fitted with 8-piston calipers up front.
We applaud the performance boost, but the real draw here is the sinister treatment that VATH has applied to their tuning package. The blacked-out starless grill up front, along with a carbon-fiber lip spoiler, gives the car a hard-nosed face. And then in rear, a trunk spoiler and carbon-fiber diffuser add a subtle hint of badass.
The VATH V63RS sits hunkered down, dropped by a suspension lowering module which reduces height up to 30 mm, and rides on 20-inch three-piece forged alloy wheels. Inside, the vehicle sports lots of carbon fiber trim along with velour floor mats, which is somehow becoming a staple of tuned vehicles.
Source: VÄTH Automobiltechnik