€272,500 (approx $349,673)
lb-ft @ 5100 rpm
hp per liter
(from Carlsson Press
Release) Carlsson re-defines open-air pleasure SL CK63 RS
sprints from zero to a hundred in 4.1 seconds
renders 600 hp after alteration
Maximum torque rises to 705 Newton metres
Leather and carbon ennoble the basis Mercedes SL 63 AMG
Special varnish five times less glossy than conventional
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 specialised 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 metres 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.
C-Tronic® SUSPENSION – intelligent
Moreover, the best road
holding is guaranteed by the electronic lowering kit C-Tronic®
SUSPENSION by Carlsson combined with the ABC-sports running gear by
AMG. This enables to lower the roadster up to 30 millimetres. The
high-performance brake system Carlsson Carbon Composite takes over
the negative acceleration. At the front axle, 6-piston callipers
carve into the 398x36 millimetre carbon composite brake discs. At
the rear axle, two 4-piston callipers grab the 330x35 millimetre
brake discs and stop the forged Carlsson 1/16 Ultra Light wheels
sized 9.5x20 inches at the front and 11x20 inches at the back within
the shortest time. As far as the last centimetres to the road are
concerned, Carlsson chose the high- performance Dunlop SP SportMaxx
with 255/30 ZR20 at the front- and 305/25 ZR20 at the rear axle.
Even when the CK63 RS is parked, it impresses with its breathtaking
varnish called “Stealth Titanium Graphite”, the far-most matt black
colour 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 colour which has been especially developed for
Carlsson, only has five gloss units. “And the colour 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-coloured 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.
With the CK 63 RS, Carlsson once more affirms its expertise as an
exclusive manufacturer of high-quality Mercedes automobiles. The new
model is offered for 272,500 euros including V.A.T.
For more information about the Carlsson CK63 RS on the basis of the
SL 63 AMG and all refining possibilities for the entire Mercedes
Benz range from A- to S-class and Smart, please visit the website