Make Room in the Batcave – Batventador’s New AMG® C 63S
If you’re a car enthusiast in California or indeed, anywhere in the world, there’s a good chance you’ve seen or at least heard of Batventador. You know the car – the matte black Lamborghini Aventador SV – adorned with Batman-themed insignia and the names of charitable causes. That’s because Batventador’s owner, Debbie, has made it her mission to help sick children by harnessing the superpowers of her alter ego and her supercar to make them smile and give them lasting memories. C 63S
On a recent Saturday in March, Debbie found herself in need of a daily driver worthy of Batventador’s lofty performance capabilities and global notoriety. The task wasn’t easy. With two-liter engines currently on the market that are capable of producing nearly 400 horsepower, the vehicle options for a car culture celebrity are virtually endless.
AMG® Thousand Oaks to the Rescue!
AMG® Thousand Oaks sales associate, Mario Salinas, recognized a superhero in need and reached out to Debbie to preach the AMG® gospel. Actually, that’s only partly true. Debbie was literally inside another dealership (primarily for a car for a family member) when Mario reached out with the exact car available – a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 – and encouraged her to come out and see it. As it turns out, she did come and see the GLC, but it was the 2018 Mercedes-AMG® C 63S Coupe that got her cape flapping.
Huh? A C 63S?
Based on some feedback from fellow enthusiasts who noticed @batventador’s Instagram story about the purchase, you would not be alone if you are right now wondering, “what is a supercar owner doing looking at a C-Class AMG®?” Aha! First of all, the C 63S is no ordinary C-Class. Second of all, c’mon, man… You see, the 2018 Mercedes-AMG® C 63S Coupe and the Lamborgini Aventador SV are actually more closely aligned on the performance spectrum that one might imagine. Now, that’s not to say that the C 63S is somehow “all the car” that the Lambo is – no one would, could or should ever say that – but, when you consider the added practicality and daily usability that come with two additional seats and a real trunk in the back, the already-modest performance gap closes even tighter. Speaking of performance, consider these statistical points of interest. The Lamborghini Aventador can accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in 2.7 seconds. The C 63S? Try 3.8. The Lambo has 509 pound feet of torque. The C 63S? 516. The Aventador stops from 70 miles per hour in 147 feet. The C 63S does it in 151. By now, you know where this is heading, so here it is: at roughly $80,000 new, the 2018 Mercedes-AMG® C 63S Coupe can be had for less than 1/5 of the cost of a new Lamborghini Aventador.
So, to the question of “Why is a supercar owner buying a C-Class AMG®?” the answer is a simple one:
Congratulations, Debbie, and welcome to the World’s Fastest Family!