GMP Performance Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG is a Ghostly Presence

GMP Performance Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG front 3/4 view

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.

GMP Performance Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG side view

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wheels, smoked light lenses and a complete blackout of the trim (Even the big Mercedes-Benz star in the grille has been replaced by a big black circle.).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.

GMP Performance Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG rear 3/4 view

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