2008 MercedesBenz C 63 AMG Official Safety (2008041808DHC12)

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2008 Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG — Safety Car of DTM

Source: Mercedes-Benz Germany

Posted: 18 Apr 2008

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V8 with 336 kW/457 hp and 600 Nm of torque: New C 63 AMG for the off as the official Safety Car in the DTM

Affalterbach/Oschersleben, Apr 18,

The new C 63 AMG will be at the start as the official Car for the second DTM race of the season in (April 19/20, 2008). The C-Class model with its 336 kW/ 457 hp AMG V8-engine and modifications to the brakes, cooling and exhaust system is in shape for its demanding task. The and production of the C 63 AMG Safety Car was in the hands of from the AMG development team and the AMG STUDIO.

The Safety Car operates under the of the Deutscher Motor Sport (DMSB — German Sports Association), which has the responsibility for compliance with requirements under the rules of the The task of the C 63 AMG Safety Car is to ensure safety both on and adjacent to the in the event of an extreme situation On the instructions of the race organisers, Car driver Peter Lux must his car at the head of the DTM field and safely the cars around the circuit so hazardous situations are kept control.

This fast AMG V8 saloon is equipped for its task: the AMG-developed, aspirated eight-cylinder engine 336 kW/457 hp at 6800 rpm from a of 6.3 litres, which means it almost matches the performance of the C-Class DTM cars. The maximum of 600 newton metres is generated at rpm. Power is transferred by the AMG PLUS 7G-TRONIC automatic which has steering wheel paddles and automatic double-declutching downshifts. For use in the DTM series, the C 63 AMG is equipped a newly developed AMG sports system with a special design, providing a further treat for the fans at the trackside and the race on TV.

High-tech cooling, suspension and from the world of motor

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Reliable and sustained racetrack at the highest level is ensured by features derived from sports. In the C 63 AMG Safety Car these a high-performance radiator, two engine oil located on either side of the apron and an additional, larger oil cooler. The rear axle features cooling fins and a oil cooler. The best possible dynamics are provided by the C 63 AMG-specific front suspension with a track, the AMG sports parameter the AMG Performance suspension with a set-up and 3-stage ESP with the function.

19-inch AMG light-alloy wheels in a design with wide-base in size 245/35 (front) and (rear) ensure outstanding with the track surface. fade-free deceleration is guaranteed by the AMG braking system. The front have 380-millimetre composite discs with six-piston while 330-millimetre steel discs and four-piston callipers are at the rear; all the brake discs are ventilated and perforated. A mechanical, multi-disc locking differential outstanding, slip-free traction.

warning and communication system on

Apart from the DTM logos and the tyres, the array of lights on the of the DTM Safety Car is the major distinguishing versus the standard C 63 AMG. The strobe-like flashing LED lights in the and tail lights have a signalling function, and are permanently on while the car is on race duty. For with the race organisers the Car is equipped with a sophisticated radio system and TV monitor. The for Peter Lux and his co-driver is fitted two bucket seats with seat belts, an especially AMG Performance steering wheel in leather/Alcantara and high-quality AMG carbon-fibre

DTM Safety Car provided by Mercedes-AMG 2000

Mercedes-AMG has provided the DTM Car on a continuous basis since and takes turns with from race to race. In racing an SL 63 AMG is in operation as the Official F1™ Car, while a C 63 AMG Estate is as the Official F1™ Medical Car.

Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Base
Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Base
Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Base
Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Base

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