When thinking of well made, comfortable, elegant luxury two-doors, Mercedes-Benz is often the first car maker that comes to mind. Lately, it's been on top of the game with the S-Class Coupe, providing an experience comparable only to the Bentleys and Rolls-Royces of the world. Despite the company's success in the luxury sector, Mercedes puts out some bonkers performance cars every once in a while, under the "Black Series" Marque.
One of those is the CLK63 AMG Black Series. Compared to the regular CLK, it has an extremely hardcore chassis setup, and a real monster of an engine. With 500 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque, the naturally 6.2-liter V8 rockets the coupe to 60 in a scant four seconds. The CLK's standard back seats are gone, and several carbon-fiber trim pieces are used to save weight. Aggressively flared arches are wide enough to hold the 19-inch forged alloy wheels, giving a much more focused look to the otherwise-tame CLK coupe.
In recent years, the value of the CLK63 Black Series has shot up, with enthusiasts realizing just how special they are to drive. The owner of this car featured in this latest One Take bought the car partially as an investment, and drives it sparingly to keep the value up.
Matt Farah of shows us what it's like to wheel this future classic Merc, and, of course, gives us the chance to hear that legendary V8 roar.