Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe - best sports cars

Big twin-turbo V8 and a rear-drive chassis turn elegant coupe into a total headbanger

The V8 engines may be a little smaller these days, but the rumbustious character and howling vocals of Mercedes-AMG products still make the hairs on an enthusiast’s neck stand up.

The Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe is a case in point, with its 4.0 twin-turbo motor offering mighty performance, accompanied by that trademark AMG bellow that just begs the driver to keep their foot hard against the floorboards.

Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe review

In S trim, doing so unleashes 503bhp and a seamless wave of thrust that delivers 0-62mph in just 3.9 seconds and just keeps going until you’re flat out at the limited 155mph maximum. There’s sharp handling, well-weighted steering and limpet-like grip in Sports+ mode, all of which help to make the C63 Coupe more than a match for the BMW M4 on a demanding road.

Yet if you wind things back to comfort settings, progress is every bit as refined as the regular C-Class, apart from an – acceptably - firmer ride. If you can afford the £77k S model, it really is a cracker of a coupe, but the standard car is highly desirable too.

Best sports cars

  1. 1. McLaren 570S
  2. 2. Mazda MX-5
  3. 3. Porsche 911 Carrera GTS
  4. 4. BMW M4 Competition Pack
  5. 5. Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe
  6. 6. Audi RS 5 Coupe
  7. 7. Porsche 718 Cayman/Boxster
  8. 8. Fiat 124 Spider
  9. 9. Nissan GT-R
  10. 10. Jaguar F-Type

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