The Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM is a DTM Touring Car based on the C 63 S road car.
Mercedes AMG has shown the first pictures of the new C63 DTM the manufacturer will race in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters starting in 2016. The announcement follows on from the first drafts of the car, released last weekend during the sixth round of the 2015 season at the Moscow Raceway.
The lines of the 2016 C63 DTM follow from the revamp of the road model, heavily inspired in the performance improvements learnt at the race track. The new car features dynamic-looking headlights and the twin blade grille typical of the AMG as the most characteristic features. The new car will begin its on track testing during the winter, in preparation for the 2016 season.
Gary Paffett is the longest serving current driver for Mercedes AMG in the DTM. The Briton, lined up at this year’s rookie team ART GP, is already looking forward to the increased performance the new model will bring: “The 2016 version of the Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM looks really good. Obviously, many parts are similar to those on the current car, but the new shape is really cool and simply shows that the Mercedes-Benz and AMG road versions are getting better and more beautiful with every stage in their evolution. I’m already looking forward to climbing into the new car. Hopefully, we can fight for lots of wins and maybe even win the title with it.”
Ullrich Fritz, Head of Mercedes AMG DTM, states that the work towards the 2016 model started already last year, taking into account the limitations in development set by the series’ technical regulations: “The regulations severely limit areas for development, so a large number of components have been taken from its tried and tested predecessor. Obviously, in the DTM, we seek to continuously optimise the overall package and, consequently, the vehicle passes through various development processes and stages during the course of its entire life cycle as deemed necessary.”
“Due to the regulations, changes to the aerodynamics below what is known as the design line are not permitted. The vehicle’s aerodynamics above the design line will, of course, be adapted to the new shape”, concluded Fritz.
The Mercedes-AMG C 63 Touring Car was added in the Nepal Update as a Class C Muscle car. Originally obtained through a Special Project event, it was later made obtainable through Blueprints. Unlike most vehicles in Asphalt Xtreme, the Mercedes AMG C 63 uses its original track design and lacks any modifications designed for off-road.
At least since version 1.9, new players get 5 Blueprints on the first 6 days of Daily Login so they can build the car.
The Mercedes-AMG C 63 Touring Car 2016 has one of the most well-rounded performance traits of the Muscle Car category. Its acceleration and handling is the best in its archetype, drifting is stable and allows for sharper turns when the drift-boost tactic is used. Top speed is good in comparison to other muscle cars, although lower than the Equus Bass 770 at an equivalent level. The C 63's nitro duration is average in its archetype, and its ability to gain airspeed through its boost is also weaker than most muscle cars. A unique attribute that the C 63 possesses is that its upgrade requirements is significantly less demanding than other Class-C vehicles, making the maxed version of the C 63 a very common sight in multiplayer and time-limited events. Being a muscle car, the C 63 benefits from the use of Extra Tank, as the increase of top speed for the level 4 long nitro can shave off a second or more if used correctly.
Being a Class C car, the C 63's maximum level without rank-up tools is level 20. It is a solid choice for multiplayer races at this rank, albeit more difficult to drive than the likes of the Mini All4Racing X-Raid due to its muscle car archetype. Its acceleration can get it off the line without being knocked down and can pull away from the competition if nitro can be maintained.
At level 50, the C 63 rivals the 2017 Bass 770 for being the best muscle car in the game. The C 63's better acceleration and handling can outpace the Bass on certain tracks, but the Bass's higher top speed, longer nitro duration, and better airspeed potential while drift-boosting allow it to beat the C 63 on tracks like Buried Ship. The C 63's acceleration allows it to knock down slower accelerating rally cars, SUVs, slow accelerating Pickups like the Nissan Titan XD and Ford Super Duty F-450 Platinum, as well as slow accelerating muscle cars like the Chevrolet Camaro Z28 and 1968 Chevrolet Camaro. While the Bass is also capable of doing this, it is much more difficult and sometimes impossible depending on how cars are arranged at the starting line. In comparison to other archetypes, the C 63 struggles due to it not being particularly excellent in any aspect. It does not have the airspeed potential of buggies, the all-in land speeds of rally cars and SUVs, or the ability to take shortcuts trucks and monster trucks can.
Speed Modifier Approximation
* when using the Land Rover Defender as 100 % benchmark
Having one of the worst speed modifiers in the game makes the C 63's top speed decent, but lackluster in comparison to other vehicle archetypes. While this can be remedied with the extra tank booster, the C 63 will still be seconds off the pace on any track due to its lack of specialty. All is not lost however, as the high acceleration and decent top speed means that it does stand a chance in multiplayer depending on the track. It also has its use as being featured in its own Test Drive and Championship in Time-Limited Events (However, due to a bug where events disappear after claiming the rewards if there happens to be a decal, the championship only shows up once assuming the decal is claimed.)
Overall, while the C 63 is not dominant in any track, it is still worth upgrading as it serves a role as an easy and quick way to consistently have a level 50 vehicle available for limited time events, as well as having its own exclusive events, in addition to being one of the fastest muscle cars in the game. This car is especially recommended to newcomers that have limited resources.
|Mercedes-AMG C 63 Touring Car 2016 Blueprint – Last checked: May 16, 2021|
Rarity: Class C
Vehicle: Mercedes-AMG C 63 Touring Car 2016 (30 to build, 12 to overclock)
Availability: Daily Login, Boxes, Championship Warm-Up, Championship, Black Market
- Main article: Mercedes-AMG C 63 Touring Car 2016 (Championship)
The Mercedes-AMG C 63 Touring Car 2016 Championship events are repeated every seven weeks, starting with the Test Drive.
The next rerun will take place on August 30, 2021 (in 35 days).
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