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Mercedes C 63 AMG Black Series, the new safety car for DTM

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Mercedes C 63 AMG Black Series, the new safety car for DTM

The new DTM season is coming – on April 29, 22 drivers from 11 countries will start in Germany at Hockenheimring.

Two are former F1 winners, one is a former Le Mans winner (Mike Rockenfeller) and one – Andy Priaulx – is the only person ever to have won four consecutive international touring car championships.

More than 55,000 tickets have been sold for the eagerly anticipated first race of the new DTM season on the Hockenheimring next weekend. Organizers expect the grandstands to be completely sold out for the first battle between German’s big 3 car makers in DTM since the 1990s.

Mercedes-Benz has eight drivers in its DTM roster, similar to Audi. Meanwhile, BMW will be represented by six drivers.

In addition, Mercedes Benz will provide the Safety Car – a C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series.

The AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine corresponds to the series-production engine: with a maximum output of 380 kW (517 hp) and maximum torque of 620 Newton metres it even tops the roughly 377 kW (500 hp) V8 engine in the Mercedes-AMG C-Coupé which is being used in the DTM.

The high-speed naturally aspirated engine enables acceleration to 100 km/h from a standing start in 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 300 km/h (electronically limited). With the spectators at the race track and the TV audience in mind, the C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series Safety Car is fitted with a modified AMG sports exhaust system.

Mercedes-AMG has been providing the Safety Car ever since the beginning of the “new” DTM in 2000, alternating with Audi from race to race – and since 2012 with BMW also.

by Mircea Serafim (my Google+) - Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 - filed under Mercedes-Benz, Motorsport, News. Image credit: Daimler.
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