- Jan 3, 2021
- 2022 C63S Brabus 600 cabrio; 2013 C63 Estate (RIP)
This is very true. I have the factory performance suspension, Quaife ATB Diff and Pilot Sport 4S tyres on my 507 Coupe and the fact my car can corner rather well has surprised a few people on occasion
I have been in a 205 C63S and they are fantastic machines that have improved over the 204 series in most respects, and can have c100 horses added very easily. However, the standard 205 cars are not the vast improvement they are believed to be over 204 cars with appropriate modifications, or factory options fitted. I will be moving on from C63 ownership in the Spring/Summer of this year and heading into a GT3. This change of direction will give me a new and more involving driving experience that I am looking forward to, whilst still remaining analog with a high revving NA engine. I feel if I was to go to a 205 C63S I would feel it to be a significant improvement on the inside but not have the analog driving experience that I love so much in my 204.
Each to their own
I agree that my 204 has an "analogue" style experience that my incoming 205 will lack. I wonder if it would have been possible to make a 205 as "analogue" as a 204 given all the constraints of extra electronics (particularly the steering) and so on. You can kind of see this in the AMG-GT series, which has been designed to be a more raw feeling sports car but for me shows that extra noise and flatter cornering do not make an analogue experience.
It's a transition that has been happening for years across many sporting cars, and of course there is endless debate about where it all started. E36 was less analogue than E30; 991 less analogue than 997; 360 less analogue than 355; 488 less analogue than 430; 993 less analogue than 964, etc.