Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Makes Its Debut as New DTM Safety Car

Sami Haj-Assaad
by Sami Haj-Assaad
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C 63 AMG (C 204) 2012
C 63 AMG (C 204) 2012

The fearsome Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series Coupe is going to be taking on an arguably tamer role than its used to. Instead of laying rubber on a track, it will be the official safety car of this season’s DTM Season.

GALLERY: Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series Coupe DTM Safety Car

This C63 AMG Black Series Safety Car features much of the same hardware as the ‘normal’ C63 AMG Black Series. Just to remind you, that means it has a whopping 6.3-liter V8 that makes 517 hp, as well as the 7-speed automatic transmission that helps the Black Series Safety car hit 60 mph in 4.2 seconds.

There are some interesting additions to this car as it’s fully optioned out with every single AMG performance package. That means it has the AMG track package, the AMG aerodynamics package, the AMG exterior carbon-fibre package and forged AMG light-alloy wheels.

All of those extras are put to good use since the C63 AMG Black Series safety car will be used to make the race as safe as possible for racing drivers, spectators and track marshals. This means it has to perform in any situation, like poor weather conditions, among accidents and through other strenuous circumstances.

Of course that is the main reason this car exists, and has that unique light-bar on the car’s roof. It’s aerodynamically optimized, and switches from green to orange in order to reflect the driving situation.

Check out the full gallery to see the new DTM Safety Car in all its glory.

Sami Haj-Assaad
Sami Haj-Assaad

Sami has an unquenchable thirst for car knowledge and has been at AutoGuide for the past six years. He has a degree in journalism and media studies from the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto and has won multiple journalism awards from the Automotive Journalist Association of Canada. Sami is also on the jury for the World Car Awards.

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