retrofitted with a 5.5-litre 360bhp AMG V8 that produces a chassis-twisting 376lb ft of torque. the W111’s capable of 60mph in less than 6 seconds and tops out at 150mph.specially developed heated sports seats, which look just like the originals.
who doesn’t love a vintage car but hates the hassle of being stranded on the roadside? well you don’t have to worry your little head anymore. find old mercedes W111 coupe. remove dull 60s engine. fit supersonic AMG lump and driveshafts and differential. make it shiny and inconspicuous. ride like no one would ever know. not much unlike the XJ6’s that were retrofitted with a chevy engine (a crime perhaps but non the less an understandable one given the dodgy british electronic systems) mechatronik (whose tuning philosophy ranks highly on the top gear scale of profits) refits the W111 coupes with a killer AMG set up.
“named the m-coupe it has a 5.5-litre 360bhp AMG V8 that produces a chassis-twisting 376lb ft of torque. to cope with the power, the old bodies all off-the-shelf AMG underneath (including the five-speed auto, propshaft, driveshafts and differential) all come from the mercedes benz subsidiary’s back catalogue. the suspension has been also tinkered with as the original swing-arm suspension is pretty antiquated. mechatronik ripped out everything and fitted stainless steel rebound-adjustable dampers and 20mm lowering springs. this means that the W111’s capable of 60mph in less than 6 seconds and tops out at 150mph. any faster would probably be slightly terrifying as the less-than-slippery coupe was launched when kennedy was president: 1961.”
wow. sign me up but wait? how much is this little muffin? well unfortunately a tad over my budget. at $422,639 USD (or if you prefer £263,000) you’d have to be a wall street resident and not a occupier to afford it. guess well just appreciate the idea of it for now. by dd