Today, 09:52 AM
A Mercedes-AMG C-Class sedan going head to head on the highway with a Ferrari 458 Italia? Believe it. This is what the turbo era brings us. Obviously the Ferrari is the sportier and more exclusive car and the one we would all want to take home but there is something satisfying about beating up on an exotic.
Especially when doing it in a C-Class Mercedes that only needs an ECU flash tune to pull the Ferrari. The tuned C63 M177 has roughly 517 horsepower and 565 lb-ft of torque at the wheels compared to the 458's naturally aspirated V8 with output of 448 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque at the wheels.
The Ferrari is quite a bit lighter with a quick shifting dual clutch transmission and it is more aerodynamic but that turbo punch up top propels the C63 past it. Great run.