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Mercedes Benz SL63 AMG Revised By Carlsson

Posted in car modifications, Cars, Conversion Kits, Exotic Cars, Expensive Cars, Fast Cars, General, Horsepower, Luxury Cars, Mercedes Benz by Geoff | August 9th, 2009 | Leave a Reply |
"Stealth" painted Carlsson

You wouldn’t think that a stock Mercedes Benz SL63 AMG and its 525 horsepower would need much help in the giddy-up department, but that apparently was not enough for German tuner Carlsson. With a few tricks they’ve learned along the way in upgrading other Mercedes models, they have managed to massage the car’s 6.2 liter V8 to a cool 600 hp and 520lb-ft of torque.

Sir Grumpy McFrownsalot Behind The Wheel

Sir Grumpy McFrownsalot Behind The Wheel

Although modifications to all things speed related are the most significant change, Carlson adds a few special touches both inside and out. The extras include a fully functional carbon-fiber aerodynamic kit, special leather interior with Carlsson badging and a unique paint color, “Stealth Titanium Graphite,” added to five other color options. The unique front spoiler and rear air diffuser are made of a lightweight polyurethane that is meant to reduce lift on the front axle and improve engine cooling.

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Changes inside include the use of charcoal-colored suede and soft velour, which we are pretty ambivalent about as a whole. As we are of the forward leaning doors that have been adopted to the Benz. Velour and scissor-style doors? Where’s Sonny Crockett and my pink tank top?

Upgraded (maybe) Interior

Upgraded (maybe) Interior

Mechanically, the SL63 is capable of making the trip from 0 to 60 mpg in a blistering 4.1 seconds, .4 seconds quicker than the stock version. Top speed is electronically limited to 202 mph. An electronic lowering C-Tronic suspension by Carlsson has been combined with the ABC-sports running gear by AMG that permits lowering of the roadster up to 30 millimeters. A high-performance carbon composite brake system has also been added by Carlsson to counteract the car’s increased speed.

Intimidating Powerplant

Intimidating Powerplant

This highly exclusive edition comes at an equally high price of around $350,000.

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