The Mercedes-Benz CK63 RS Carlsson Edition
A spectacular modified version of the Mercedes-Benz CK63 RS has generated a lot of interest within the automotive industry. Carlsson are a tuning company for Mercedes-Benz cars, mainly known in Germany and the USA.
The car was originally presented at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. At this month’s Frankfurt Motor Show, an improved version was presented which surprised many. The original saw an upgrade 50BHP increase. After the tuning by the German company, the car will reach 0-60mph in 4.1 seconds, putting on par with many sports cars and deliver a maximum output of 649bhp. It will also produce 900Nm of torque. The V8 engine is certainly one of the car’s most attractive assets.
A car upgraded by Carlsson doesn’t go without a tremendous overhaul of the exterior. The upgraded CK63 has a set of 20 inch alloy wheels, which have an eye catching in the shape of a sparkling star. Despite being large in size, the wheels are designed for better performance with them being made out of lightweight materials. The stainless steel quad exhaust system at the rear not only adds more power but also gives the car a more aggressive look. The body kit consists of a carbon fibre front spoiler lip and a newly design grille with a sportier front bumper.
The interior has the look of feel of complete luxury and class. There is a choice of four different interior materials, including leather, wood, carbon fibre and Alcantata. Everything within from the inside of the door to the seats and steering wheel looks almost handcrafted, with the highest quality materials used. The colour coding and design is flawless, leaving everyone impressed.
The German modification company developed a suspension kit that isn’t an ordinary set of springs. It is able to read the conditioning of the road in order to adjust itself according to the type of road. The car sits lower by around 30mm, giving the CK63 RS better performance and style.
The news will excite many American car fans. There isn’t likely to be many made, with it being a much specialised type of car suited to certain people only. We would like to see it released in the UK too, as would many other car fans. Carlsson modifications will certainly come across as quite a spectacle, with them always generating plenty of interest.