Geneva Preview: Mercedes-Tuner Carlsson to Unveil C25 Supercar

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Geneva Preview: Mercedes-Tuner Carlsson to Unveil C25 Supercar

One of Germany’s most respected tuners is set to unveil a new Grand Touring supercar at the Geneva Auto Show in March. Based on a Mercedes SL (or SL65 AMG Black Series perhaps), the C25 supercar from Carlsson has a significantly redesigned body as well as some expectedly serious performance under the hood.

The 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 engine has been tweaked to produce roughly 750-hp and 850 ft-lbs of torque. We also expect a curb weight that is much lighter than stock thanks to the use of carbon fiber body components.

More than just a brute performer, Carlsson claims the C25 will be daily drivable and can be serviced at your local Mercedes dealer. At a price of $700,000 Carlsson aims to make the C25 even more exclusive by only building 25 different models – one for each country that it distributes it, meaning that the owner will be the only one in his country with one.

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GALLERY: Carlsson C25

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[Source: AutoExpress]

Official release after the jump:

PRESS RELEASE

Carlsson comes up with an unprecedented automobile concept at the Geneva Motor Show. The especially developed Carlsson C25 is not another super sports car, but a high performance automobile which combines the impressive driving performance of a Gran Turismo with maximum driveability for the first time. The Carlsson C25 unites these qualities with external exclusiveness. The edition is limited to 25 cars and there will be only one car delivered per country. Therefore, with the C25, Carlsson does not only open up a new chapter in its company history, but also impressively re-defines the vehicle class Super-GT in an entirely new way. You are cordially invited to celebrate the world premiere of the Carlsson C25 with us at the Geneva Motor Show.

  • chickeee

    why bother ?