Well-known tuner Carlsson has debuted its C25 supercar at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show and before you pooh this tuner’s efforts, you should at least get to know the car better.
Company spokesman says that, “There are more than enough super sports car in this world which can only be safely driven on a race track. Therefore, we deliberately wanted to develop a car which is highly exclusive on the one hand and can be used for the daily journey to office on the other hand. Therefore, a Super-GT which can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in only 3.7 seconds and still offers a very pleasant driving comfort. All security-relevant regulations such as pedestrian protection, crash behaviour, ESP, ABS, Airbag systems are identical to large series editions with most modern standards.”
The C25 is based on the Mercedes-Benz SL platform and drivetrain, with Stuttgart’s own 6-liter twin-turbocharged V12 massaged by Carlsson to produce 753 horsepower. Such an output propels the car to its Vmax of 352 km/h. A stainless steel exhaust system terminates with edged tailpipes.
The edginess extends to interior, where the steering wheel, seats and center console are treated to the same design theme. A combination of suede, buffalo leather and carbon fiber highlight other changes to the interior of the SL. As is common with aftermarket wheels sizes these days, 20-inch wheels on 265/30 and 325/25 tires ensure performance and stunning looks. Lest you further pooh Carlsson’s attempts, know that Carlsson intends to build and sell only one C25 per country. Is that exclusive enough for you?