Kicherer Mercedes CL65 AMG Rocket Sled Puts Down 885 Foot-Pounds Of Fun

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Sure, horsepower numbers are fun, and with 665 HP from its twin-turbo V12, this Kicherer-modified Mercedes CL65 AMG is no slouch. But when you're tickling the 900 ft-lbs of torque mark, you're talking about some serious stump-pulling good times. Fortunately, Kicherer didn't wreck the good times by covering the body in goofy carbon-fiber mods and aero tweaks more suited for a five-year-old WRX: Inside and out, it's obvious this is a tuner Benz, but it's not over-the-top. Hell, those wheels are only 20" in diameter — you can get that on a Buick. Now if you could just get 885 ft-lbs of twist...

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I always wondered what the big deal was about this car. I walk by one of these everyday at work. It replaced a Maserati.