Few would call Mercedes-Benz’s wild C63 AMG sedan tame, but for those who find the finished product visually bland, Renntech has the answer: its new C74 Konzept package.
Destined for a debut at the 2010 SEMA show later this year, the C74 Konzept includes a number of cosmetic enhancements designed to visually tie the C63 to its DTM-spec sibling. Up front, the inspiration is immediately apparent, thanks in part to a revamped front fascia, brake cooling ducts, rear diffuser, and fender flares.
Those wild flares, found on both the front and rear fenders, actually serve as something more than décor — they allow Renntech to increase the C63’s track. For instance, the flared fenders allowed the tuner to stuff 11-inch wide tires on the rear axle, increasing the car’s track by 14 inches to a whopping 74 inches.
That dimension, not power, is reflected in the C74 name — that’s appropriate, considering the C74 conversion doesn’t add anything underhood. Despite the Konzept moniker, Renntech plans on offering the entire body conversion — constructed mainly from carbon fiber parts — for a whopping $15,450. Buyers who want some extra go to match the show can, however, opt of several different engine tuning packages, including a 555-horsepower option that runs customers nearly $13,000.
Is the ultimate DTM tribute car worth an extra $28,450 over the C63’s $58,200 MSRP? If you think so, give the Benz wizards at Renntech a call.