2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Safety Car to be unveiled on May 1
Mercedes-Benz is prepping a Mercedes C63 AMG safety car ahead of the 2011 DTM season, the car will make its first appearnce on May 1 at opening race of the German Touring Car Masters season at the Hockenheimring in Baden-Württemberg with racing driver, Jürgen Kastenholz, behind the wheel.
The Mercedes Benz safety car is coming equipped with the AMG Performance Package that will ensure the 6.3-liter V8 engine delivers a total of 687 HP while the engine will be matted to an AMG Speedshift MCT 7-speed sports transmission that incorporates a wet start-up clutch and four transmission modes as well as double-declutching and RACE START functions for optimum driving dynamics.
The Safety car will also feature an AMG carbon-fiber spoiler lip on the boot lid that reduces lift at high track speeds, and multi-spoke AMG light-alloy wheels painted in matte black with a high-sheen rim flange and enlarged openings and side air outlets. The car will be distinguishable by DTM safety Car Logos an LED light bar on the roof, and the stroboscopic flashing LED lights at the front and rear, plus a number plate illuminated with LEDs and the words “Safety Car” on the boot lid.