Looking for a discreet makeover and more power coming from an already potent 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine? Just take your facelifted Mercedes-AMG S63 to IMSA.
What happens next is that the tuner will install custom turbochargers, catalysts and stainless steel downpipes, thus lifting the output from 612PS (603hp) and 900Nm (664lb-ft) of torque, to 720PS (710hp) and 990Nm (730lb-ft) of torque.
The stock 2018 Mercedes-AMG S63 needs only 3.5sec to complete the 0-100km/h (62mph) sprint, or 0.2sec less than the BMW M760Li xDrive, but unfortunately, IMSA didn’t say how quick their modified car is.
Look a little closer at the German flagship saloon, and you will see a few carbon fiber inserts at both ends, which follow the contours of the car, and are said to improve its aerodynamics. It also gets a discreet lip for the trunk lid, and a slightly tweaked grille that drops the iconic 3-pointed star emblem.
New wheels, 9×21-inch at the front and 10.5x-21-inch at the rear, shod in 255/35 and 295/30 rubber, respectively, along with what the tuner calls “perfectly adjusted tailpipes”, complete the work on the outside.