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2008 Carlsson Aigner CK65 Eau Rouge news, pictures, and information
World premiere in Frankfurt: Carlsson Aigner CK65 'Eau Rouge'* Luxury coupé wîth V12 engine and over 700 bhp
* Developed in cooperation wîth leather-lifestyle brand Aigner
* Top engineering 'made in Germany'
Mercedes-Benz tuning specialists Carlsson have joined forces wîth inter¬national leather-lifestyle brand Etienne Aigner to develop the Carlsson Aigner CK65 'Eau Rouge'. Made in an exclusive small series, the luxury coupé based on the Mercedes-Benz CL produces over 700 bhp and 1,100 Nm after being breathed on by Carlsson.
Technical masterworkThe engine conversion by Carlsson includes a special electronic control unit wîth special maps for injection and ignition. On the intake side, sports air filters ensure optimum aspiration. On the outlet side, a stainless-steel sports exhaust system wîth high-performance metal catalytic converters and sports silencers cut back-pressure to a minimum. Another measure to boost engine performance is improved intercooling, which reduces charge-air temperature. Thus, the V12 is always raring to go and the driver can rely on having more than adequate power on hand regardless of the situation.
Elegant and wîth an unsurpassed finish, the Carlsson Aigner CK65 is undoubtedly the most exciting way to travel today. For example, the Carlsson Aigner CK65 'Eau Rouge' is not only very fast - its top speed is electronically regulated for safety reasons to 320 km/h - but also leaves almost every sports car of the world standing wîth a 0-100 km/h time of just 3.9 seconds.
Named after one of the most famous race-track curves
With the Carlsson Aigner CK65 'Eau Rouge', Carlsson has also created a link to the world of motor racing. The car is named after one of the most famous race-track curves, the Eau Rouge in Spa Francorchamps.
An interior wîth the leather fragrance of Etienne Aigner
Etienne Aigner has agreed to provide the interior appointments for the Carlsson Aigner CK65 'Eau Rouge'. A combination of the renowned Aigner leather and Aigner Alcantara make getting into and sitting in the car a delight. The redesigned interior is characterised by craftsmanship of the highest standard. With the ergonomically designed sports §teering wheel in leather and Alcantara or leather and wood, keeping the Carlsson Aigner under control is a particularly pleasant tactile experience. Carlsson aluminium pedals and illuminated sill embellishers point the way to a world of sporting luxury.
Stainless-steel rear silencers: a sonorous note and improved flexibility
The Carlsson sports exhaust system not only produces a particularly powerful sound but also frees up more power. The rear view of the Carlsson Aigner CK65 is dominated by four tailpipes in that typical Carlsson look, which impress through a sonorous, sporting note. Compared to the standard product, the Carlsson system is characterised by less back-pressure and an optimised pipe run. The result: more torque and a higher output.
Últra-lightweight forged wheels for greater ride comfort
|Engine : 6.0 L., 12-cylinder|
Power: 700 hp
Torque: 811 ft-lbs
Carlsson aerodynamic parts made of real carbon fibre
The new Carlsson aerodynamic kit underscores the elegant lines of the standard model. However, the Carlsson Aigner CK65 is distinguished by an independent appearance - both outside and inside. The front spoiler and rear-apron lip are finished in the diffuser look typical of Carlsson while the striking rear spoiler not only looks good but also improves the handling of the luxury coupé at high speeds. Carlsson's exclusive aerodynamic components are made of high-grade, ultra-lightweight real carbon fibre as used in Formula 1 racing.
Electronic C-Tronic® SÚSPENSION lowering kit
Exclusively for the Carlsson Aigner CK65, Carlsson offers the electronic C-Tronic® SÚSPENSION lowering kit, which reduces the ride height by approx. 30 mm. The driver can be assured that lowering the car gives it a significantly more sporting appearance. However, Carlsson's C-Tronic® SÚSPENSION not only lowers the car but also, thanks to the sophisticated technology, interacts intelligently wîth the road conditions. On poor surfaces wîth significant suspension jouncing, the vehicle height is automatically adjusted to ensure sufficient suspension travel for constant ride comfort. For the driver, the effect of the lower ride height is noticeable through a reduction in body roll and considerably more agile handling. In a nutshell: the C-Tronic® SÚSPENSION also stands for greater driving pleasure.
Moreover, the C-Tronic® SÚSPENSION also ensures that, in the case of speeds in excess of 120 km/h, the car is not lowered further than the maximum permitted for a standard car. In other words, so that it never drops below the minimum ride height thus ensuring adequate suspension travel at all times. Incidentally, lowering the car reduces aerodynamic drag and cuts lift by decreasing the amount of air that can flow beneath the vehicle.
The Carlsson Aigner CK65 'Eau Rouge' is available in a variety of two-tone finishes. The exclusive small series is limited to ten cars, all fully equipped wîth Distronic, navigation system, hifi system, Aigner full-leather appointments, two-piece 21' aluminium wheels, Carlsson carbon-fibre aerodynamic parts, C-Tronic® SÚSPENSION, engine conversion and other extras. The gross price in Germany is € 365,000 in Germany and € 305,000 for export.
The Carlsson Aigner CK65 'Eau Rouge' can be ordered from any Carlsson dealer. According to Carlsson, options have already been taken out by customers in Russia, Japan and the ÚSA.
Further information about the exclusive range of tuning parts for Mercedes-Benz automobiles is available from Carlsson in Merzig, the Carlsson sales network or any Carlsson dealer.Source - Carlsson
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