Mercedes has announced plans to auction off an S63 AMG Coupe at the Cannes Film Festival on May 22th.

Mercedes has announced plans to auction off an S63 AMG Coupe at the Cannes Film Festival on May 22th.

The winner bidding will be able be to customize the car to suit their tastes and Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team driver Lewis Hamilton will offer his advice on which options to select during a meet and greet at the Formula 1 Paddock Club during a race weekend. Once the car is built, it will be handed over to the owner at AMG's headquarters in Affalterbach, Germany.

The proceeds from the auction will benefit the amfAR Foundation which is dedicated to "ending the global AIDS epidemic through innovative research."

As we have previously reported, the S63 AMG Coupe has a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 engine that produces 577 bhp (430 kW) and 900 Nm (664 lb-ft) of torque. It enables the model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in as little as 3.9 seconds before hitting an electronically limited top speed of up to 299 km/h (186 mph).

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