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Old 03-24-2021, 10:01 AM   #1
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Talking Cayman Replacement has been chosen! (rhymes with OMG)

In a drastic departure for what I've traditionally owned for a fun vehicle (all previous being designed from the ground up lightweight 2 door sports cars with manual transmissions), last week I purchased a 2012 Mercedes Benz C63 AMG P31. Black, with just under 80,000 miles and equipped with the factory limited slip differential option.

For those unaware, the P31 option includes a 30hp bump (481 total from factory), forged internal engine components from the SLS version of this engine, 2-piece front brake rotors, CF trunklid lip and painted brake calipers. The previous owner installed billet accessory pullies, Victory Racing SS long tube headers and secondary cat deletes. Then had a custom tune applied by Eurocharged. All that should be good for around 480 whp (I'll be attending a dyno day in near future out of curiosity). This one has the factory carbon fiber appearance package, which is a bit over the top IMO but whatever.

The car needs a little attention before I can take it out to VIR, such as brake rotors/pads and new tires. I'm trying to put the widest 200TW tires on this car that will fit, but am currently not sure what that will be. The previous owner had a super dark tint installed as well. I know it's not legal here in NC, and it's super annoying to me so that's also one of my first priorities.

Time will tell if this car is right for me, being 2 pedals and 4000 lb. But if it's not, that's okay because W204 AMG prices are on the rise so I can probably come out ahead whenever I sell. Or maybe I'll fall in love forever with this V8 (never owned a V8 before). The car is just bonkers. Driving around town in manual mode is a hoot even at legal speeds. Engine roars, and pops/cracks on decel and downshifting...just makes you want to laugh nonstop. Anyways...

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Congrats! Let us know after you do your first track day with it. Curious to see how you like it coming from the more typical track cars (s2000, brz, cayman).
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In a drastic departure for what I've traditionally owned for a fun vehicle (all previous being designed from the ground up lightweight 2 door sports cars with manual transmissions), last week I purchased a 2012 Mercedes Benz C63 AMG P31. Black, with just under 80,000 miles and equipped with the factory limited slip differential option.

For those unaware, the P31 option includes a 30hp bump (481 total from factory), forged internal engine components from the SLS version of this engine, 2-piece front brake rotors, CF trunklid lip and painted brake calipers. The previous owner installed billet accessory pullies, Victory Racing SS long tube headers and secondary cat deletes. Then had a custom tune applied by Eurocharged. All that should be good for around 480 whp (I'll be attending a dyno day in near future out of curiosity). This one has the factory carbon fiber appearance package, which is a bit over the top IMO but whatever.

The car needs a little attention before I can take it out to VIR, such as brake rotors/pads and new tires. I'm trying to put the widest 200TW tires on this car that will fit, but am currently not sure what that will be. The previous owner had a super dark tint installed as well. I know it's not legal here in NC, and it's super annoying to me so that's also one of my first priorities.

Time will tell if this car is right for me, being 2 pedals and 4000 lb. But if it's not, that's okay because W204 AMG prices are on the rise so I can probably come out ahead whenever I sell. Or maybe I'll fall in love forever with this V8 (never owned a V8 before). The car is just bonkers. Driving around town in manual mode is a hoot even at legal speeds. Engine roars, and pops/cracks on decel and downshifting...just makes you want to laugh nonstop. Anyways...

Chrome delete and wheels yeah?

Idunno why I assumed this would be the 2dr, still nice though.
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The chrome is a bit much, but not sure I'll do anything about it.

For some reason I don't like the C63 coupes. Design just doesn't flow well IMO. Sedan looks better to me, and the coupe doesn't weigh less. Also fun fact this is the first sedan I've ever owned, hah.
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The chrome is a bit much, but not sure I'll do anything about it.

For some reason I don't like the C63 coupes. Design just doesn't flow well IMO. Sedan looks better to me, and the coupe doesn't weigh less. Also fun fact this is the first sedan I've ever owned, hah.
Welcome to the practical sporty life. It'll be hard to leave.
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The chrome is a bit much, but not sure I'll do anything about it.

For some reason I don't like the C63 coupes. Design just doesn't flow well IMO. Sedan looks better to me, and the coupe doesn't weigh less. Also fun fact this is the first sedan I've ever owned, hah.

Agree on the sedan looking better. I remember when I had my first kid and had to get my first sedan. I thought it would suck but found a 5MT IS300 and ended up loving it. There is something fun about throwing a big car around. When it comes right down to it, just about any car driven hard can be fun. I remember borrowing my dads 97 Honda Odyssey so we could load up a bunch of crap to take down to the 24 hours of Daytona and 12 hours of Sebring. I remember having fun driving the crap out of that thing too. My friends are forever saying, remember that time when we borrowed your dads Odyssey. Hahaha. It would have been fun to autox it but Iím not sure it would have met the width/height ratio requirements.

Congrats on the new car! I do suspect you will start to miss the manual though.
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Congrats......this is quite a departure from the 86 but i am sure this will be fun as poop.
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Welcome to the practical sporty life. It'll be hard to leave.
Honestly, I think the rear seat is the same size (or smaller) than my GTI. So I wouldn't say that I'm gaining practicality. I don't have any children of my own (yet) but I have 2 nephews and I know they're going to love going for rides in this car lol.

The 2nd gen BRZ is still very much on my radar so if I really want to get one (when available, esp once Perf Package is available) I can probably swap out one of these "practical" 4/5 doors, haha.
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Honestly, I think the rear seat is the same size (or smaller) than my GTI. So I wouldn't say that I'm gaining practicality. I don't have any children of my own (yet) but I have 2 nephews and I know they're going to love going for rides in this car lol.

The 2nd gen BRZ is still very much on my radar so if I really want to get one (when available, esp once Perf Package is available) I can probably swap out one of these "practical" 4/5 doors, haha.
Swap the GTI.
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Beautiful car! I love the quad-tip exhaust; and AMG is...well...AMG! Very nice

How's the interior?
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Nice. I DID have one in my run group at Laguna and fast on the straights but really showed it's weight in the corners and brake zone. We ran comparable lap times.
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That CF rear diffuser is sweet.
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