Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe Black Series price: eur 115,430 image

The latest in a very short but highly distinguished—and completely nuts—line of Black Series Benzes is here and costs 115,430 Euros or about $160,000. It is the most powerful C-Class ever produced.

Power for the new 2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series comes from a 6.3 liter naturally aspirated V8 engine making 517-hp at 6,800 rpm with a maximum torque of 457 lb-ft at 500 rpm.

Shift mapping with the AMG Speedshift MCT sport auto seven-speed has been modified, meaning gear changes in Sport+ and Manual modes take just one tenth of a second. Stopping power comes from giant 390mm front discs with 6-piston calipers, and 360mm discs at the rear with 4-piston calipers.

Inside, designers have decided to install a pair of seats in the rear, making this the first Black Series model capable of carrying more than two people.

Mercedes says the C63 Black Series will hit 60 mph in 4.2 seconds—but we think it’ll do it in 4.0 flat.