We thought we’ve seen it all in the world of after market tuning, but clearly, some people have a more vivid imagination than us. Because a German tuner that goes by the name Posaidon somehow thought that the Mercedes-Benz S-Class (well, okay, AMG S 63) needed 940 hp. Do you really need to get to meetings that fast?
The standard twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 engine on the Mercedes-AMG S 63 makes 620 hp and 900 Nm, which to some people (us included) already seems excessive. But with its stage four tune, Posaidon managed to squeeze out an additional 320 hp and 380 Nm from the V8 mill for a total of 940 hp and 1,280 Nm – basically an additional A 35 on top.
Even with its “entry level” RS 830 package, which includes upgraded ball-bearing turbochargers, a sports air filter, new downpipes with sport catalytic converters, and new engine and transmission software, the Posaidon-tuned S 63 already makes an incredible 830 hp and 1,100 Nm of torque.
Stepping up to the middle-of-the-pack RS 830+ gives you 880 hp and 1,200 Nm of torque, which is good for 3.2 seconds century sprints and a top speed of 350 km/h. We can only wonder what the 940 hp tune can do, as Posaidon didn’t publish any performance metrics for that.
If you decide to not mess with hardware mods, even just a plain ECU tune for the Mercedes-AMG S 63’s 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 can already produce a whopping 707 hp and 1,000 Nm. Posaidon might as well be known as the one true engine whisperer from now on.
Design-wise, Posaidon (rightfully, in our opinion) left the Mercedes-AMG S 63 pretty much how it is from the factory, giving it a fairly sleeper-esque look – well, aside from the already pretty aggressive-looking stock AMG body kit. The only thing that’s changed on the Posaidon S 63 is the ground clearance, thanks to a new electronic lowering module for the standard air-suspension.
That’s all fine and dandy, but we still can’t get over the fact that anyone would actually want 940 hp in an S-Class. Think you know why? Let us know in the comment section below.