Carlsson C25 Limited Edition Posters - World Premiere in Geneva [UPDATE]

Carlsson C25 illustration poster 26.02.2010
Carlsson C25 illustration poster 26.02.2010

753 hp and 1150 Nm - 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds

[UPDATE 26.02.2010]  Carlsson has released a new illustration of a limited edition poster. Printed on 300/m thick art paper 100 copies will be given to select friends and clients of Carlsson at the Geneva Motor Show next week.  Each copy is personally signed by Carlsson's chief designer Rolf Schepp.


Carlsson will bring a limited series, 753-horsepower car to the Geneva Motor Show.  Only 25 units of the Carlsson C25 hypercar will be produced once it debuts in March.

Based on the Mercedes SL 600 the car runs on a 6.0-liter bi-turbo V12 engine that gets the car from 0 to 100 km/h with up to 1150 Nm of torque.  However, once you go faster than 100 km/h, the car will make use of 1320 Nm.  Top speed is 352 km/h (218.7 mph).

Carlsson CEO Markus Schuster wanted his company to build a car that was safe enough for the road as well as the track.  "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," Schuster said.  "All security-relevant regulations such as pedestrian protection, crash behaviour, ESP, ABS, Airbag systems are identical to large series editions with most modern standards."

Engineers installed a C-Tronic adaptive and variable suspension to make the car more responsive on curves, but comfortable on straight lines.  All four lightweight 20-inch wheels combine to weigh less than 45 kilograms, and come wrapped in high performance tires.  405 mm slotted brake discs are used up front, along with 380 mm discs in back.

Inside, the company used a combination of tanned buffalo leather, carbon fiber, and suede in a variety of colors.  Race seats, five-point belts, roll bars, and roll cage were all left off the car to keep the luxe vehicle comfortable.

Pricing on the limited edition Carlsson C25 will be announced closer to its Geneva debut.

More details in the press release below.

World Premiere at the Geneva Motor Show: Carlsson C25

  • Limited Super-GT of the small series manufacturer Carlsson
  • Edition includes only 25 cars and therefore ensures maximum exclusiveness
  • Carlsson combines top performance with drivability
  • Carlsson develops entirely own design vocabulary

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.

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."

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.

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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Comments (21)

khartveli khartveli
better than any other SL, including black series. And the two-tone looks good, much better than the way they painted the AIGNERS.
Feb 27th, 2010 9:20pm
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norther norther
750 hp...1300+ torques... 3.7 to 100kmh, and 350kmh top speed. i see lambos and ferraris achieve this with 100hp less, and 600-700 torques less. and im sure they are cheaper. and oh yes, not super-turbo-kitchen sink charged. yeah...i would anytime prefere something else than this. plus, really looks like an aston from the ass
Jan 29th, 2010 4:49am
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Xanavi23 Xanavi23
They also don't offer as much comfort, nor do they offer the kind of ride this while. Im NOT saying this is faster but this is a different beast.
Feb 28th, 2010 12:57am
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arty89 arty89
it now looks like a bad ass DBS
Jan 28th, 2010 7:39pm
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Han Solo Han Solo
I think I'm in love with this vehicle. It looks so aggresive and pumped up, way better than a standard SL 600.
Jan 28th, 2010 2:40pm
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Looks awesome, lost for words, way better than the SL Black in my mind
Jan 28th, 2010 9:25am
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chris25 chris25
WOW!!! I know I might sound dumb, but that is one radical looking car, please make it quick.
Jan 28th, 2010 5:42am
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joshg_5 joshg_5
I notice similarities between this and the concept subaru brought out for their car to be built on the shared platform with Toyota's FT-86. I'm not saying there's any connection Great looking car, hopefully it's a performer and not just a looker. Somethin' to justify that mean V-12. Wait, you don't need to justify a V-12, ever...
Jan 28th, 2010 5:02am
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scratchy996 scratchy996
i'm tired of seeing big numbers on cars. so what if a car has 1000hp, 1000torques and a 1000kw pussy magnet. i want to see added lightness instead.
Jan 28th, 2010 3:25am
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xLumino xLumino
it's sad. I understand you. cars getting heavier and heavier. And the solution for the brans is to give them more and more power. Why not construct a much more lighter supercar that needs only 400hp for insane performance-specs? anyways the conception looks great. like to see Carlsson is making own cars after these many years of (great) tuning
Jan 28th, 2010 4:53am
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joshg_5 joshg_5
Agreed, but there are several manufacturers going against the trend and building cars based on the concept of weight reduction. The one thing that I like about the whole environmental movement is that there are more manufacturers leaning in that direction.
Jan 28th, 2010 5:07am
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Xanavi23 Xanavi23
You're bored of high horsepower? Wow scratchy..i don't care how rich you are or what you drive or how hot your wife is...your life sounds pretty boring.
Feb 28th, 2010 12:56am
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andreydobra andreydobra
damn that looks hot. I can't wait to see some live photos of it, as many cars look hot in sketches but end up disappointing IRL
Jan 28th, 2010 2:00am
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599FXX 599FXX
whats the point of all that torque if tc will be interrupting the power constantly
Jan 28th, 2010 1:42am
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johnny232 johnny232
and if you turn TC off it'll just burn the tires. but still the figures are quite impressive. can't wait to see a test on this one
Jan 28th, 2010 1:52am
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scratchy996 scratchy996
@ 599FXX , acceleration. and the TC can be tweaked for track use.
Jan 28th, 2010 3:23am
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Xanavi23 Xanavi23
To not have an engine that while high on horsepower doesn't have an anemic torque curve.
Feb 28th, 2010 12:55am
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dmanero dmanero
danm thats hot, almost as good likeing as the sl black series. i think its the sl. But either way this looks like a beast of a machine
Jan 28th, 2010 1:40am
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amade.ch amade.ch
oh, the rear wheel arches remind me of the vanquish. also the rear end looks a bit aston martinish. but that's not bad. looking forward to see it in geneva.
Jan 28th, 2010 1:16am
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arty89 arty89
looks a bit Mercedes SL
Jan 28th, 2010 12:34am
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BrianWCF BrianWCF
Its based on Mercedes SL 600 - just added it to article.
Jan 28th, 2010 12:44am
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