We’ve always been fans of classic cars and it’s nice to see that from time to time tuners give automotive masterpieces such as the Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 V8 a second life. After unveiling impressive tuning programs such as the C63 AMG Coupe Black Series Edition with 746 hp, this time they’ve worked intensively on a restoration project for a classic Benz.
As a reminder, this car as codenamed W109 and it is in fact the predecessor of the S-Class. It was a full-size limousine that the German company manufactured between the years of 1967 and 1972. The German engineers from VATH stripped down the car and they repaired or replaced some of the vehicle’s components. They re-built the huge V8 6.3-liter power unit which now generates 247 hp at 4,000 rpm and a peak torque of 376 lb.-ft (510 Nm). The car is able to perform the 0-62 mph sprint in only 6.5 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 137 mph (220 km/h).
VATH’s restoration division has mentioned that upon request they will work on other Mercedes-Benz vehicles such as the SL W107, 190SL, 300SL, Adenauer, Pagoda or the Heckflosse.