TopCar offering Inferno tuning project for Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG

Article by Anita Panait, on December 29, 2012

TopCar has unveiled its Inferno project based on the 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG. TopCar collaborated with Evotech Motorsport for the engine modifications, which are offered in three stages. The first stage, which could be availed for EUR7,900, increases engine output to 640 hp (477 kW) and 723 lb-ft (980 Nm) of torque.

The second stage, which costs EUR11,900, improves output to 690 hp (514 kW) and 811 lb-ft (1,100 Nm). The third stage, available for EUR21,900, augments the engine’s power to 760 hp (567 kW) and 848 lb-ft (1,150 Nm). The V8 5.5-liter bi-turbo engine of a standard ML 63 AMG provides up to 518 hp (386 kW) and 516 lb-ft (699 Nm) of torque.

Once fitted with the optional AMG Performance Package, its power is raised to 550 hp (410 kW) and 560 lb-ft (758 Nm) of torque. TopCar also developed a new body kit made from carbon fiber and Kevlar. The kit includes front and rear bumpers, special door trim, fender extensions, hood, sills, front wings, diffuser and spoiler.

The front bumper features built-in LEDs, while the exhaust pipes were modified. TopCar used the vacuum forming technology to develop this body kit. The body kit also features smoked taillights, special floor mats with the tuner's logo, aluminum pedals and any color for the instrument panel. The entire body kit is available at EUR22,768, while its carbon version is offered at EUR27,070.

New Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG’s equipment and design convey utmost dynamism, atmosphere as well as emotion. V8 flagship model’s powerful appearance proves its AMG identity and does not leave a room for doubt. The ML63 AMG differs from the other M-class entries in so many ways. For instance, the Mercedes star sitting in a unique radiator grill which comes in louvers paint of high-gloss black and three chrome trim strips is very distinctive. An optional Intelligent Light System (ILS) is also available to enhance further the clear-lens headlamps’ appearance.

AMG body design for a distinctive appearance

The body styling of AMG includes the very expressive front apron which has three outsized air dams. It also features a matt silver chrome trim strip at the apron’s bottom part which provides contrast and visual link to the background of its LED daytime running lamps which are integrated in its outer cooling air intakes.

It is also equipped with two angled struts in its front apron which emphasizes the overall width of the vehicle together with the front wings which are AMG-specific. Its elegantly-styled light alloy wheels are also increased by 10 mm and the V8 BITURBO logos suggest extraordinary dynamism.

From the side, the sill panels in the side are very visible and it links the front to the rear visually. Its rear aprons also echo the front end’s style which highlights large and simulated air openings, a set of angled struts, as well as matt silver chrome trim strips at the car’s bottom provide it with a very powerful aura. The same goes with the LED fiber-optic rear light units.

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