Italian tuner/race team dial things up to 540 bhp (403 kW) on the C63 AMG's 6.2 liter V8. Also included are super-light 18-inch race rims that weigh only 10 kg each.

There are lots of German tuning outfits ready to rev up your newly minted Ferrari or Lamborghini - rare, though, is an Italian tuner who aims to add a little firepower to a German performance car.

Romeo Ferraris puts the experience of its racing team to good use and takes on the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG - dialing things up a notch or two by means of ECU-mapping, a new exhaust and adjustable suspension.

That engine and exhaust work amounts to the 6.2 liter V8 producing 540 bhp (403 kW) instead of the production model's 457 bhp (341 kW). Romeo Ferraris replaces all the exhaust fittings with its own high performance components, including the manifold, that also helps boost power.

The tuning job gives the C63 AMG a 0 to 100 km/h sprint time of 4 seconds flat, compared to the 4.5 seconds of the production version. 200 km/h is achieved in just 12.5 seconds and top speed is over 300 km/h.

Romeo Ferraris also provides its own super-light 18-inch racing rims which weigh only 10 kg each.

Finally, come the aesthetics - a cromo paint job, a more aerodynamic front bumper, and the black Benz badge, lateral air intakes, grids, lights parabola and roof wrapping that give the car an mean-asphalt-engraven look. Other roof colors are also available.

For the interior cabin is a silver stitching for the seats and steering wheel done in Alcantara and a leather finish for the dashboard and door panels too.


Gallery: Mercedes C63 AMG by Romeo Ferraris