Thursday, March 3, 2011
Carlsson C25 Royale Super GT world premiere in Geneva
Carlsson has introduced the new C25 Royale Super GT at the Geneva Motor Show.
Based on the Mercedes SL 65 AMG, the bespoke coupe features a carbon fiber body, unique headlights, and 20-inch lightweight alloy wheels. Options include a matte exterior (€4,800), a tri-color paint scheme (€12,600), or a 24-karat gold exterior for a staggering €156,000.
Inside, the cabin is relatively untouched but there is a revised center console which is cantered towards the driver. If you find this less than thrilling, you can add carbon fiber trim (€13,564), a FOCAL audio system (€18,860), and the Clubsport package which includes race seats, a roll cage, a fire extinguisher, and six-point safety harnesses (€35,400).
Under the hood, 6.0-liter bi-turbo V12 engine has been tuned to produce 753 PS (554 kW / 743 hp) and an electronically limited 1,150 Nm (848 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a five-speed automatic transmission, which enables the 1,970 kg (4,343 lb) car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 3.7 seconds and hit a top speed of 352 km/h (219 mph).
Production will be limited to 25 units and pricing starts at €429,000 ($594,770). To ensure exclusivity, Carlsson will only sell one vehicle per country and customers will have the option of buying a matching Smart ForTwo for an additional €45,000 ($62,385).