A 2011 E63 AMG has been chosen for this unique modification.
PP-Performance and Fostla.de are car modification companies with headquarters in Germany. Both the firms have joined hands and worked on an older generation model of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class; the 2011 E63 AMG, to be precise. The original AMG E-Class comes equipped with a 5.5-litre twin-turbo (Bi-turbo, in AMG parlance) which hands out a meaty 517 horsepower and 516 torques. This power helps catapult this big executive saloon to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds. Addition of the AMG Performance Package takes the power to 557 horsepower and close to 800 torques. Top speed, in typical Mercedes fashion, is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155 mph) on the standard AMG version. There is an S version of the same AMG car, that one can do almost 300 km/h (186 mph).
Don’t be fooled by the “700+” badging, this car actually develops 720 bhp.
Coming back to this particular example, PP-Performance have fitted the car with their custom made Stage 2 package. This custom package includes a remapping of the V8 engine’s software, modified some piping that comes from the turbocharger, fitted a racing exhaust system and some fancy racing filters. Also, the tuning firm has done away with the pesky electronic speed limiter. So, what you get for your 6300 euros (close to 4.5 lakh rupees), is an AMG engine that now churns out an incredible 720 horsepower (that’s more than a Lamborghini Aventador) and an almost mindless 1000 Nm of torque! That much torque can easily move a fully loaded dumper lorry, let alone an executive saloon. No wonder then, this fiery red Merc reaches 100 km/h quite quicker than the E63 AMG Performance Package version that it is based on.
Carbon-ceramic brakes on this bad boy!
We presume the ride quality might take a hit, especially given those massive wheels and thin rubber.
To keep all this insanity of power and torque in check, the car comes with powerful carbon-ceramic rotors which are virtually fade-free. Fostla.de then equips this beast with huge 20-inch wheels which are shod by 255-section tyres at the front and 295-section rubber at the rear. The car comes with this, rather flashy, anodised red body-wrap and a matte black colour scheme finishes off the grille and emblem department. The tail lights, too have a 5% darker tint to them. We are not quite sure how useful that tinting work is; but of course, it looks the part. And these additions will cost you an extra 1650 euros (approximately 1.2 lakh rupees). Once you tick off all the options and extras that this particular example comes with, you will be staring at a cheque of 19,500 euros (almost 14 lakh rupees!) To put that into a better perspective, for the money you spend modifying this Mercedes AMG, you could get yourself a brand new Mahindra Scorpio.