Tuesday, September 27, 2011
2011 Mercedes C63 AMG -Muscle Car, brought to you by Germany
Power: Ohhhhhhh yaaaaaaaaaaa
Sex Appeal: Screams rich douche back to everyone you drive by, but you will be going so fast that no one will ever know who you are, so its ok!
I was riding my bicycle to school today(UCSD) and had an almost...religious experience as a car lover. For those you who don't know, in order to bike to UCSD you have to ride up Torrey Pines Hill which is roughly two miles long and rather steep. I was nearing the top of the hill when I heard what I THOUGHT was thunder. However, this thunder did not stop. It keep rumbling and roaring for several minutes until like a flash of quicksilver a C63 AMG flew by me doing probably over 100MPH. It was then I realized that Germans really do know how to make cars. Not only is the C63 AMG the same price as a Mustang GT500 (after a hefty dealer markup which perplexes me immensely), but it is a better car in every possible way.
The C63 is, I think, gorgeous. It combines the right amount of German refinement with bulging body work normally reserved for ugly Japanese tuner cars. If Arnold Schwarzenegger was a car, there is a very good chance this would be him. The C63 is also one of the best sounding cars I have ever encountered. The "63" in its name stands for the size of the motor: 6.3 liters. To put that into perspective, that is a bigger motor than is found in pretty much every car, including trucks, muscle cars, super cars, family sedans, vans, and the list goes on.
Drawbacks? I really can't think of any except for the fact that it doesn't have a manual. I like manuals and I feel that every hardcore car should posses one. But other than that this car is everything a man could ever want. It can carry a family, a bike, yourself, some coffee, small dogs, and it will always be parked right in front of any restaurant by the valet, since they tend to show off the really nice cars(which this definitely falls under).