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Posaidon’s 217mph Mercedes-AMG E63 RS is quicker than a Porsche 918 Spyder – EAST AUTO NEWS

Posaidon’s 217mph Mercedes-AMG E63 RS is quicker than a Porsche 918 Spyder


It was the introduction of all-wheel drive that helped supersaloons like the brand new Mercedes-AMG E63 go from a muscle automotive to one thing with far better on-road functionality, with the newest era providing supercar efficiency in an expensive 4 door bundle. That is one thing Germany-based Posaidon tuning has now capitalised on, pushing the Merc’s AMG V8 even additional to provide efficiency figures often reserved for seven-figure hypercars.

To do that, Posaidon has revealed three new tuning packages for the present E63 S, beginning  on the backside of the vary with the ‘RS 830’ bundle, boosting energy from the the E63 S’s 4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 to 819bhp and 811lb ft of torque by using upgraded turbochargers, a sports activities air filter and a much less restrictive exhaust system with new downpipes and a brand new catalytic converter. The engine, transmission and central powertrain management items are additionally given software program tweaks to make sure the brand new {hardware} works in concord with current parts.

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Although it’s the least excessive bundle on provide, this boosts output by a considerable 216bhp and 184lb ft of torque, dropping the 0-62mph dash by two tenths to three.2sec and lifting the highest pace to a claimed 217mph – the identical because the Ferrari LaFerrari…

Subsequent up is the RS 830+ pack, including bigger ball bearing turbochargers to the combo alongside the modifications of the base-level bundle. Peak figures on this case are rated at 868bhp and 885lb ft of torque, will increase of 265bhp and 258lb ft over the usual automotive – the 0-62mph dash drops a tenth decrease to three.1sec.

However there’s nonetheless yet another to go, as Posaidon’s flagship improve bundle focuses on modifying engine internals to deal with the stresses of much more energy. Modified cylinder heads, valve seats and water/methanol injection are actually added alongside {hardware} of the lesser kits, boosting output to 927bhp and a 944lb ft of torque. The result’s a claimed ‘sub’ 3sec 0-62mph time and 217mph high pace.

It have to be stated that these figures haven’t been substantiated independently, and it’s additionally price remembering parts like the usual 9G AMG Speedshift transmission is torque-rated to 664lb ft in normal automobiles, making the 280lb ft bounce in probably the most potent bundle doubtless require greater than a software program replace to manage in the long run, however for now we’ll give them the good thing about the doubt.

Much less invasive modifications are additionally out there, with Posaidon’s piggyback ‘PowerBox’ module stated to extend output by 94bhp and 111lb ft with out the necessity for any {hardware} adjustments.

Posaidon’s 217mph Mercedes-AMG E63 RS is quicker than a Porsche 918 Spyder – EAST AUTO NEWS
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