TIKT Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Baron
TIKT has unveiled the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series Coupe-based Black Baron at the 2012 Essen Motor Show. Over the years the company has made a name for itself as a top tuner with its spectacular and technically expert individual conversions based solely on the top range Corvette (including diverse lap records with the TIKT Corvette ZR 1 Triple X).
Now, for the first time, the company has chosen the C63 AMG Black Series (517 PS) from the not exactly feeble powered top model from Mercedes Benz’ C class coupé range with the in-house designation C204.
The C63 AMG “Black Baron”, on which the brand new, exclusive TIKT forged wheels are celebrating their world premiere, is fitted for the open road with 10Jx20 on the front axle and 11Jx20 on the rear axle, whereby Hankook high performance tyres in sizes 285/25 ZR (VA) and 325/25 ZR20 (HA) ensure the perfect, maximum mechanical grip that is an absolute must in this performance category.
For ambitious hobby racing drivers TIKT offer an additional set-up alternative that has been specially developed for use on race tracks.
When it comes to the suspension the TIKT team has placed its confidence in the brand new, twice adjustable Clubsport suspension from the company Bilstein. However, it was equipped with a special TIKT setting when fitted to the Black Baron.
The engineers and technicians from TIKT also used all their experience and meticulousness for work under the bonnet as they naturally did not want to just make do with the 517 PS provided ex-works.
So the 6.2 litre Suction V8 engine was given larger throttle valves, high performance racings headers and a completely new high performance exhaust system with a sports catalyzer and X-pipe as well as engine electronics that have been perfectly tuned to all the modifications on the company’s own testing stations.
The results of their work are more than impressive. The Black Baron now produces a power output of 606 PS and a maximum torque of 660 Nm and has thus clearly distanced itself from the original model.
The ambitious gentleman racing driver can find just the rights components at TIKT to set the tone when racing around the bends both on the road and on the racetrack.
The fully customized car is available for 175,000 EUR. For more information visit: www.tikt.de