The new Mercedes C63 AMG Coupé Black Series has leaked onto the internet a fortnight ahead of its official launch.
These images appeared online after selected journalists were shown the new Black Series at the launch of the revised Mercedes E63 AMG earlier this week. The car isn't due to be officially unveiled until the German grand prix a fortnight on Sunday.
Power will come from Mercedes' famed 6.2-litre V8 engine, rumoured to produce 510bhp and 472lb ft in the Black Series.
The car has also undergone a series of muscular styling changes over the 'standard' C63 AMG Coupé it is based on, including an aggressive body kit, quad exhaust pipes, new alloy wheels and body-coloured brake calipers for the larger disc brakes.
The leaked pics also contain interior shots. These show that the Black Series will get racing-style bucket seats and seatbelts, and stitching to match the exterior colour.
The chassis is also understood to have undergone an extensive makeover, with a revised suspension set-up chief among the changes.
It will be the fourth Black Series, previous models being based on the SLK, CLK and SL, the last carrying a massive £250k price. Both the SLK and SL had fixed roofs in place of the usual, folding metal designs.