GERMAN car maker Mercedes-Benz will make a welcome return to Mt Panorama at Bathurst on February 7 (and in the days leading up to it), when it provides the Official Safety Car for the 2016 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.
The Safety Car, a Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Sedan, is expected to make several appearances on the iconic roads of Australia’s most revered and intimidating circuit.
Mercedes-Benz has an illustrious history of safety in the world’s premiere motorsport events. For 20 years the official Formula One safety car has been proudly supplied by Mercedes-Benz, starting with a C 36 AMG in 1996.
In 2016, the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S will provide maximum safety for the field at the Bathurst 12 Hour, and safely negotiaite the circuit when adverse weather conditions or incidents call for the Safety Car to be deployed.
The 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine of the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S generates a maximum output of 375 kW and peak torque of 700 Nm, accelerating from 0 – 100 km/h in just 4.0 seconds.
Utilising an extensive array of high-performance AMG equipment, including a ceramic brake system and electronic rear axle locking differential, the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S fuses outstanding driving dynamics and safety, with first-class quality materials and craftsmanship, to embody the pinnacle of sports performance.