2009 Carlsson Mercedes-Benz CK63 RS review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 3 February 2009 , 12:02:56 byVeronica

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Carlsson Mercedes-Benz CK63 RS

The Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG received a special treatment from Carlsson, its CK63 RS refinement. The improved power engine is capable of developing 600 horsepower and not 525 horsepower like before. This output enables the car to reach an electronically limited top speed of 325 km/h and not 250 km/h like before. The carmaker also equipped the CK63 RS with a new interior. The price for the new model starts at EUR272.500 including VAT.

Eight-cylinder 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 matt colours

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.

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 www.carlsson.de