Carlsson SLK 340 race car announced

Carlsson has released the first details about their SLK 340 which is a bespoke race car that was designed to compete in international hill climb events.

Carlsson has released the first details about their SLK 340, ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show.

Created for the Meisel Motorsport team, the SLK 340 is a bespoke race car which was specifically designed to compete in international hill climb events. It has an aggressive carbon fiber body with front splitter, a rear wing and a massive diffuser. There's also an adjustable KW competition suspension, high-performance brakes and 18-inch BBS racing wheels with AVON tires.

Interior pictures were not released, but Carlsson says the cabin has Fibreworks racing seats and a roll cage that meets "all relevant international requirements."

Power is provided by a 3.4-liter V8 engine that develops 610 HP (449 kW) and 430 Nm (317 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a Hewland transmission which will likely enable the 780 kg (1,719 lbs) racer to be an absolute rocket.

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Motor show Geneva Motor Show
Automaker Mercedes-Benz
Article type Motorsport
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