Melkus RS2000 Black Edition announced

Melkus RS2000 Black Edition 24.02.2012
Melkus RS2000 Black Edition 24.02.2012

Specialty sports car maker Melkus from Dresden Germany has announced the RS2000 Black Edition.

The RS2000 Black Edition features a custom piano lacquer finish paint job, as the company describes it, involving six layers of clearcoat. Typically, three layers is enough to give a deep shine, but six will make the surface look like liquid. Beyond the brilliant deep black finish the body receives the carbon sport bodykit from the RS2000 GTS model.

The interior features black leather seats and entry sills with "Black Edition" embroidery on the headrests while the roof headliner gets Alcantara material as well as numerous piano lacquer and carbon trim pieces throughout. There is also an infotainment/navigation system.

Using the standard RS2000 with either VW or Opel based two-liter turbo-engine producing 300 HP (221 kW / 296 bhp) with a 6-speed gearbox, the Black Edition gets a slight increase in power to 325 HP (239 kW / 321 bhp) in addition to a high-performance braking system.

The Melkus RS2000 Black Edition accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds. The car's top speed is 270 km/h (168 mph).

The basic price for a Melkus RS2000 Black Edition is 149,900 euro.

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FabianMattheus FabianMattheus
they never used a Opel engine. It´s based uppon Audi S3 engine @haji: they use a lotus aluminium monoquoque @DBaskov: beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And a used lamborghini can never be individialized like a Melkus can. By the way the Gallardo weight: 1330–1570 kg Melkus weight 975 - 995 kg
Feb 25th, 2012 6:57pm
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AlessKolmanko AlessKolmanko
Feb 25th, 2012 11:40am
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DBaskov DBaskov
From my point of view, this car hardly worth 100k dollars, for 150k euro I can find a lot more powerful, stable, and better looking cars.
Feb 24th, 2012 8:43pm
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afterace2 afterace2
150k euro, really? I think I'll take a 1 year old Gallardo for that, thanks!
Feb 24th, 2012 6:45pm
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haji haji
Based on a Lotus?
Feb 24th, 2012 6:20pm
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shaahinmt shaahinmt
it looks a lot like a kitted-out 99 honda civic = ridicules
Feb 24th, 2012 5:53pm
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