Carlsson CK63 RS Mercedes-Benz SL
Carlsson re-defines open-air pleasure SL CK63 RS sprints from zero to a hundred in 4.1 seconds.
With its CK63 RS refinement, Carlsson brings significantly more pressure on the streets than the Mercedes Benz SL 63 AMG which provides the basis for the new vehicle. More performance, a complete aerodynamics kit, finest leather in the interior and an exclusive varnish are the hallmarks of the new roadster from the Merzig-based company.
Carlsson, the automobile manufacturer specialized on Mercedes Benz models, invigorates the eight-cylinder with significantly more performance. Although the cubic capacity with 6,208 cc has not been changed, the refined power engine renders up to 600 hp (441 kW) instead of the serial 525 hp (386 kW) with the AMG.
Also the maximum torque rises from 630 Newton meters at 5,200 rpm to 705 at 5,100 rpm. With the Carlsson refinement, the sprint from zero to a hundred only takes 4.1 seconds and is therefore half a second faster than the AMG-model. The acceleration is electronically limited at respectable 325 km/h instead of 250 km/h.
In order to convey the power of the engine to the road, an extensive aerodynamic kit presses the CK63 RS onto the tar and provides an optimal grip. The air which is aspirated at the car front flows out through specially formed outlets at the car wings. Front apron and rear diffuser are made of polyurethane (PU) and are refined with carbon fibre elements which direct the air-flows for the best possible road grip.
Even when the CK63 RS is parked, it impresses with its breathtaking varnish called “Stealth Titanium Graphite”, the far-most matt black color that was ever produced. The co-operation between the internationally successful Mercedes-Benz refiner Carlsson and the expert for varnishes, Standox from Wuppertal, has led to a striking result. “Matt black was not enough for us” says Stafan Müller, responsible for Marketing at Carlsson. “We wanted a black varnish with such an extensive matt degree as it has never been seen before”. This intention was more than successful with the CK63 RS. Normally matt varnishes reach a degree of 20 to 25 gloss units, but the particular color which has been especially developed for Carlsson, only has five gloss units. “And the color shade still remains brilliant and is neither blurred nor milky” ensures Sascha Pfeffer, application technology manager at Standox.
Apart from alterations for the varnish, engine and running gear, Carlsson also equipped the CK63 RS with a new interior. The seat sides, the inner lining of the doors and the cockpit hood scoop are made of charcoal-colored ultra suede. The light ornamental seam renders an elegant contrast on these component parts. The soft velour car mats and the headrests are adorned with the prancing Carlsson horse. The driver enters the cock-pit by opening the gull-wing RS doors and by stepping over the door sill protectors with the illuminated manufacturer logo.
Source: Carlsson press