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(from Carlsson Press
Release) World premiere: The 340km/h Carlsson CK63 RSR
• V8 Biturbo
motor with 700hp and 1,000 Nm
• Full aerodynamic package with carbon-fibre components
• Carlsson SIGNATURE LINE full leather interior
The Carlsson CK63 RSR
makes its world premier debut at the 83rd Geneva Auto Salon. The
press conference begins at 0915hrs on Stand 6251, Hall 6.
Power, torque and sound.
These are the watchwords
for this new Carlsson performance flagship, whose powerful Bi-turbo
V8 motor clearly underlines the skill of the engineers at Gut
Months of careful development and testing have resulted in the
headline numbers of 700hp (515 kW) at 5,700rpm (specific output
128.2 hp/L), with 1,000 Nm of torque between 2,000 and 4,500rpm.
Peak torque is electronically limited to 1,000Nm to preserve the
gearbox and drivetrain. The significant increase in output requires
a more efficient intercooler system to lower charge air
temperatures, as well as additional water and oil coolers to
mitigate the increased thermal load. The seven-speed transmission is
fitted with an additional, thermostatically-controlled oil cooler.
Against the stopwatch, the Carlsson CK63 RSR reaches 100km/h from
rest in just 3.9 seconds, passing 200km/h in 11.6 seconds on its way
to a calculated top speed of 340 km/h.
The CK63 RSR uses a specially developed high performance stainless
steel sports exhaust incorporating 200-cell metal catalytic
converters to further reduce back-pressure. This exhaust system also
incorporates an electronically controlled sound valve, giving the
driver the choice of a near standard sound level for civilized
progress through urban areas, or a full-on, snarling muscle car V8
experience at the touch of a button.
Master of Road and Track
The CK63 RSR uses
Carlsson’s bespoke height adjustable coil-overs with 10-position
bounce and rebound adjustment to cover road or track use. The car is
normally set 30mm lower than standard for road use, and the front
track has been widened by 25mm with spacers for better turn-in and
stability in the bends.
Apart from giving a car its first glance eye appeal, alloy wheels
also contribute to lower unsprung weight. The elegant and sporty
one-piece Carlsson 1/10 alloy wheels come in a choice of 19 or
20-inch diameters to best cope with the road surfaces across
The CK63 RSR is fast and heavy, so Carlsson use 405mm diameter
vented discs clamped by six-pot calipers fitted with their
heavy-duty brake pads in front. The rear brakes are standard AMG,
with uprated pads. Steel-braided hoses are used all round, while
front brake cooling is boosted by a ram-air duct system built into
the Carlsson front bumper.
The dramatic styling of this four-door Coupé is further accentuated
with the Carlsson RS carbon-fibre front spoiler lip, black stainless
steel mesh inserts in the intake grilles, brake cooling intakes, and
rear carbon valance insert. A new feature over the RS version is the
electrically retractable rear spoiler, which extends into the
airflow automatically at 100km/h, with manual activation possible at
any speed. Its size and angle of attack have been wind tunnel tested
to reduce lift and drag in combination with the underbody rear
Business Class Travel
The handcrafted Carlsson
SIGNATURE LINE interior of the CK63 RSR is assembled from the finest
leather, Alcantara, carbon-fibre and natural wood, and exemplifies
the uncompromising quality of Carlsson’s in-house trim department.
This rich interior trim is a combination of Brown Alcantara and
Mocha Brown Carlsson NAPPA EXCLUSIVE leather. The manufacturing
processes used contribute to the look and feel of these materials.
For instance, while the 1.0 to 1.4mm thick drum-pigmented leather
offers the feel of fine glove leather glove, it is also particularly
A unique tanning process preserves the pores of the hides. This
allows the material to breathe, preventing the excessive heat
build-up that makes occupants uncomfortable.
Finishing touches come in the form of Carlsson interior floor mats,
polished aluminium sill plates with blue illuminated Carlsson logo,
and aluminium door locking pins. The three-year Carlsson warranty
covers all the Carlsson components up to 100,000 kilometers.