The limited-edition 2021 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe Aero Edition 63 is an even more obnoxious version of an already brutal performance coupe – and it’s a platform that Aussies love.
As you’d expect by the use of the term ‘Aero’ in the name, the limited-edition coupe features body addenda that in all probability add to the aero efficiency at speed, but certainly add to the visual appeal even when it’s going nowhere.
I’m pretty sure no-one was looking at the C63 Coupe thinking that it wasn’t tough enough. Pumped and aggressive, it has bucketloads of street appeal, and looks every bit as nasty as the exhaust note or the performance figures indicate it should be. However, add an AMG rear spoiler and front lip section, and it looks a little tougher again. There’s also an airflow-optimised diffuser, and carbon fibre has been used for parts of the exterior to lighten the overall package up a little more.
We jest about the kit ‘probably’ adding to aero efficiency of course. It’s just that most owners will never get to sense that. According to Mercedes-Benz, the additions have been wind-tunnel verified, and they do in fact increase downforce and grip. That might be true, but most buyers – aside from those who attend track days – will be more concerned with what it looks like. The good news is it looks fast, even at a standstill.
The exercise is not just about styling, though – with the Coupe also getting the optional ceramic-composite disc brakes up front. There are 420mm rotors clamped by six-piston callipers up front and single-piston floating callipers working 360mm rotors out back. Lightweight rims measure in at 19 inches up front and 20 inches out back. The satin-black finish looks classy.