Carlsson revealed the first details on the C25, a tuning kit based on the Mercedes SL600 set to be released in March at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. To ensure the car’s exclusivity the tuner announced that there will only be 25 units produced, with only one unit for a certain country.

The C25 is powered by a 6.0 Liter V12 Bi-Turbo engine with an amazing output of 753 HP and 1150 Nm. Translated into performance this means a sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 201 MPH.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

Carlsson who are approved as an automobile manufacturer by the Federal German Motor Transport Authority, for the first time presents an own developed automobile at this year’s Geneva Motor Show – the Carlsson C25. The concept of this Super-GT is based on the vision of combining maximum driving performance with an entirely new design and high exclusiveness. The result is a breathtaking and beautiful sports coupé with 753 hp in a limited edition of only 25 cars world-wide. Thereby, each automobile will be as individual as its future owner. “We exclusively make the cars to order and the delivery quantity for 2010 is already sold out”, says CEO, Dipl. Ing. (FH) Markus Schuster.

2010 Carlsson C25 Exterior Computer Renderings and Photoshop
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With 753 hp and 1150 Newton metres in 3.7 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h

The performance data of the six litre V12 Bi-Turbo is impressive. The high-performance aggregate with a motor management optimisation patented by Carlsson renders 753 hp (554 kW) and allows fast acceleration as well as smooth travels at lower speeds. Also responsible for the perfect performance evolvement is the elaborately developed stainless steel exhaust system with ends in four edgy pipes at the back. The power catapults the C25 with a torque of 1320 Newton metres at 3750 r.p.m. which is electronically limited to 1,150 Newton metres from 0 to 100 km/h in only 3.7 seconds and achieves a maximum speed of 352 km/h.

Perfect combination between top performance and maximum driveability

When developing the Carlsson C25, the engineers from Gut Wiesenhof have achieved creating a Super-GT for smooth everyday use despite its very high performance. “There are more than enough super sports car in this world which can only be safely driven on a race track”, says Markus Schuster. “Therefore, we deliberately wanted to develop a car which is highly exclusive on the one hand and can be used for the daily journey to office on the other hand. Therefore, a Super-GT which can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in only 3.7 seconds and still offers a very pleasant driving comfort. All security-relevant regulations such as pedestrian protection, crash behaviour, ESP, ABS, Airbag systems are identical to large series editions with most modern standards.”

2010 Carlsson C25 Exterior Computer Renderings and Photoshop
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This is also achieved by the intelligent lowering system C-Tronic® SUSPENSION® which automatically recognises the road characteristics and driving manners and constantly adjusts the suspension setting accordingly. This does not only result in a pleasant journey on long routes, but also guarantees that the nodding and rolling motions of the C25 are reduced to a minimum while driving fast curves. Therefore, the car reaches the perfect road holding characteristics in every situation and renders the feeling of absolute controllability.

Different than other automobiles from small series, the Carlsson C25 has not been solely made for its use at the racetrack. Nevertheless, the C25 achieves top results in acceleration and handling. Compared to the racing machines with MOT approval, the Carlsson C25 offers its driver smooth journeys on Alpine passes and also on city roads or not perfectly even surfaces.

Maximum exclusiveness is ensured by only one automobile per country

In addition to the extensive refinement, the Carlsson C25 offers the advantage that every Mercedes-Benz dealer can maintain the car. As the automobile is based on the latest Mercedes-Benz technology, it is not necessary to drive to a garage, which is specialised in the Carlsson C25. This gives the Carlsson C25 additional suitability for everyday use. Moreover, Carlsson will only deliver one automobile per country and therefore ensures absolute exclusiveness for its customers.

Carlsson creates a perfect symbiosis of design and function

The C25 emphasises this exquisite status with its self-reliant and unique design. The elongated vehicle front with the tapered lobe between the powerful shoulders craves ahead and the generously dimensioned air inlets in the typical Carlsson trapezoid form supply the engine with the necessary ventilation. The ultra-light and forged wheels 1/10 UL in the dimensions 9,5x20 and 12x20 inches have been especially designed for the C25 and are equipped with high performance tyres measuring 265/30 at the front and 325/25 at the rear live axle.

2010 Carlsson C25 Exterior Computer Renderings and Photoshop
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One wheel just weighs 11.2 kilograms and therefore is 40 percent lighter than custom light alloy wheels. Ventilation ducts in front and behind the wheel houses provide the Carlsson brake system with 405 millimetres large slotted race brake discs at the front and 380 millimetre race brake discs at the rear axle with cool air. With this, Carlsson achieves the perfect symbiosis between design and function. The elongated flat rear screen and the restrained tearing edge on the boot lit as well as the generously dimensioned double diffuser render the required downthrust and therefore the C25 does not need any extensible spoilers. In order to emphasise the uniqueness of the C25, Carlsson has also developed a new rear- and front lights design.

Carlsson interior optimised for the driver

The newly designed interior resembles the exterior as far as shape, colour and functionality are concerned. The characteristic trapezoid elements at the front and back are also found on the steering wheel. On the seats and the centre console the edged shape is used as well. The instruments clearly turn towards the driver, indicate the performance capability of the C25 and increase the ergonomics.

The generous use of real carbon, tanned buffalo leather and ultra-suede in special colours provides an evenly exclusive and user-friendly ambience. For driveability reasons, Carlsson deliberately refrains from race seats, race straps, rollover devices and extreme lowering.

With the C25, Carlsson confirms its reputation as being one of the most exclusive automobile manufacturers in the world. High technical competence, many years experience in automobile construction, an advanced sense for design and elegance and German art of engineering make the Carlsson C25 unique all over the world.

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  (532) posted on 02.9.2012

I love the function-oriented design of this 2010 Carlsson C25 with high dynamics and timeless elegance. It has a twist of sportiness in the interior, but it offers comfortable.

  (446) posted on 10.6.2011

I like the sense of this prototype model car the extravagant and strong mood, and obtain more emphasis exteriors.

  (463) posted on 08.10.2011

The design of this seems based from the weird styling of Triango Revelation! However, I think it would be better If they have improved the design and aerodynamic kit of the vehicle.

  (467) posted on 08.10.2011

The styling of the car seems bloat loaded on its exterior. Plus, the figure performance of the car is very impressive! I wonder on what will be the competitor of this car?

  (442) posted on 07.12.2011

The speed performance of this car is quite impressive though its gas guzzler. The platform of the car seems identical to Mercedes car. If I have the money I would less to consider to buy this car.

  (648) posted on 07.12.2011

Aside from the rear lip and sexier rear skirt, the whole design of the car is similar to Mercedes car. Now, don’t stop me for doubting the reliability of this car. Although, the power output is impressive I prefer that they should build their own car.

  (692) posted on 06.14.2011

I think this is the weak point of a limited edition. I never seen any stunning look from a special edition car. Its kind of disappointing that they really need to borrowed a tuning package from a existing production car. I can’t stop but to doubt the reliability of this car.

  (474) posted on 06.14.2011

What is this a rebadging? Hmm. Its whole face reminds me of Mercedes cars under with different name. By the way, I’m just confused on why does the top speed of this car is just around 200 mph when its power output is in 700+ hp?

  (683) posted on 03.7.2011

the car is great but somehow the headlights are kind of exaggerated as well as the air inflets. Anyways, the cars has a 750 hp, Lamborghini has 100 hp less i think.
And I’m sure they are a bit cheaper. I would rather prefer something else. And beside it looks like a Aston Martin from the back!

  (1211) posted on 11.7.2010

I could have sworn that it said Calrissian C25. How many parsecs does it take to do the Kessel run?

  (647) posted on 02.18.2010

@Tommy_Mcrae: when its a high performance car with great features, though it costs a lot, people will still buy it.

  (544) posted on 02.18.2010

this car is one of the best sports/supercar in the market. The body kit and style of the car is very unique and very cool, plus the top speed of the car is really awesome, no wonder if this car is popular.

  (798) posted on 01.31.2010

So, Its basically a coach built sl65 black series. If they can price it under $500,000 I think its worth it. Cool car.

  (708) posted on 01.28.2010

@Andress: I think this car can run faster than Porsche Carerra.

  (780) posted on 01.28.2010

this car looks like the old model or style of Eclipse but with added more details to the car. And I think this car can be considered a supercar because it can run 0-60 mph in less than 4sec, a monster!

  (1333) posted on 01.27.2010

Personally I don’t see the point of tuning supercars. sure tune a ’regular’ SL63, or a Porsche Turbo, or Ferrari 456. But don’t do it to the Carrera GT’s and Enzo’s and a lesser extent the Blacks.

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