V12 engine, biturbo, 554 kW (753 hp) at 5000 rpm. Meet Carlsson C25 Royale, a customized Merc SL65 AMG that is capable to make large quantities of money magically disappear; because it costs €510,510 (around $713,000 USD).
The heavily modified Carlsson C25 Royale is 180 kg lighter, it has a carbon fiber roof, and is capable to hit 62 mph in 3.7 seconds.
Aimed at offering customers an exclusive ride that can be used as both, a ultra-fast race-like car or a daily ride, the Carlsson C25 Royale further highlights a full ceramic brake system and lower center of gravity, which allows more dynamic cornering ability and more agile handling.
Markus Schuster, Managing Director at Carlsson: “There are more than enough super cars around that can only be driven safely on a racing track. We deliberately wanted to develop a car that is exclusive on the one hand but can still be used for the daily commute to the office. A Super GT which can go from 0 to 100 kph in just 3.7 seconds while at the same time offering the utmost in ride comfort.”
The interior 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).
Carlsson C25 Royale Specifications
Small series: 25 vehicles
Cubic capacity: 5980 cm3
Type: V12 Biturbo
Performance: 554 kW (753 hp) at 5000 rpm
Maximum torque: 1320 Nm at 3750 rpm
Electrically limited to 1150 Nm at 2000 to 4000 rpm
0-100 km/h: 3.7 seconds
Maximum speed: 219 mph (352 km/h)
Suspension: C-Tronic® SUSPENSION®
Kerb weight: 1970 kg
Power-to-weight ratio: 3.56 kg/kW (2.61 kg/hp)
Transmission: SPEEDSHIFT 5-gear automatic
Wheels: Forged wheels (Ultra Light) in 9.5×20 inch (front axle) / and 12×20 inch (rear axle)
Tires: 265/30 R 20 (front) and 325/25 R 20 (back)
Brakes: Complete ceramic brake system with
396×40 millimeters and 6-piston brake caliper (front axle)
380×32 millimeters and 4-piston brake caliper (rear axle)
Price: 429,000 Euro net export price
510,510 Euro including German VAT