Carlsson Aigner CK55 RS based on Mercedes GL500

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Carlsson Aigner CK55 RS on Mercedes GL500

Carlsson, one of the prestigious Mercedes Benz and Etienne Aigner, an equally leather brand have a unique GL-Class as their joint project. They with a bodykit and a two-tone which in combination with 23 inch wheels give the car an look.

The 5.4 liter V8 engine has been tweaked by a free-flow system with metal converters, gas-flowed cylinder-heads, camshafts and a remapped ECU to develop 460 hp and of torque. With the extra the GL500 can now accelerate to 100kmh in 5.9

They will only 20 of the Carlsson Aigner CK55 RS will be on display at Geneva and each one goes for 228,500 that is the only ridiculous about the car!


Excl usive automobile Carlsson Autotechnik GmbH, and the leather brand Etienne AG are proud to present the third to emerge from their venture.

The Carlsson Aigner CK55 RS based on the Mercedes-Benz GL 500, its world premiere at the Geneva Salon. The Rascasse will be an limited edition of 20 cars. Dis Exterior Design

The star of this car are obvious at a glance. The two-tone paintwork, a hallmark of the Aigner range, confirms the Carlsson Aigner CK55 RS is no ordinary luxury car. coats of perfectly smooth, wine-red metallic paint been applied to just the window line. Above rich black paint over with a thin, coachline softening the transition two shades.

The visual marriage of two contrasting yet complementary colors a regal air to the Rascasse. ing to that is the Carlsson Aigner body kit consisting of wider wheel visually linked by side The front wings carry Aigner logos. The door strips are color-coded in black, visually lengthens the car.

The nose of the Rascasse has been more imposing with a new carrying larger power Under this, a new larger grill and sub-grilles feature wire mesh. Additional and fog lights are set into the bumpers and LED running lights are integrated lower edge of the deeper apron extension.

All these give the Rascasse a much face, reinforcing its already presence.

The rear valence cut-outs for the four chromed pipes of the freer-flowing sports system. This is optimised for lower back pressure and a V8 soundtrack.

Apart from the look of the car, the front side skirts and rear extensions are designed to help aerodynamic drag and lift. All parts are made from the flexible material used by OE like Mercedes-Benz for their bumpers.

PU is much more expensive glass-fiber in small runs, but is and has good low speed bump It also requires a much tooling investment, demonstrating commitment to OE quality levels.

The 48-valve, DOHC V8 motor has (285 kW) and 530Nm of torque in form. Carlsson’s proven for this engine uses a exhaust system with catalytic converters, gas-flowed high-lift camshafts and a remapped ECU to output to 456 hp (335 kW) with of torque.

Thus endowed, the Aigner CK55 RS Rascasse is the powerful normally-aspirated GL in the world, from 0-100km/h hundred in 5.9 seconds. This compares to 6.5 sec for the GL500.

To help transmit extra power and torque to the Carlsson use their three-piece UL forged alloy wheels highly polished outer in 11J x 23-inch size with tires. The forging process a very light but exceptionally alloy wheel that to counter the increased unsprung of the larger diameter wheels and

The Carlsson electronic lowering C-Tronic Suspension, drops the height of the Airmatic suspension by In combination with the wider and tires, this delivers handling and roadholding characteristics.

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An of precious materials

Color is one of the keystones of the fashion industry. Carlsson elevates the mechanicals to new Aigner demonstrates the art of haute with the plush interior of the Picking up the dark red shade the bodywork, Aigner uses the hides and Alcantara in this to cover the seats, dashtop, panels and centre console.

The is Alcantara, stitched in a bespoke

Total comfort for rear passengers means sumptuous and plenty of space in all directions. For reason, Carlsson and Aigner that the seven-seater configuration be ditched in favour of just two rear seats.

Supporting this hedonistic is an integrated fridge in a compartment the rear seats. Drinks can be in bespoke hand-blown Carlsson-Aigner also stored in this The comprehensive Rear Entertainment is centred around the eight-inch integrated into the headrests of the seats.

A surround sound system provides the soundtrack as as just music if you just to relax on a journey.

Rascasse – A in the Tail

Carlsson, manufacturer of cars based on Mercedes models, and high fashion goods manufacturer, Aigner, are to present their third limited edition model in the space of one and a half years.

In 2007, this dynamic duo the Carlsson Aigner CK65 Rouge“, based on the CL-Coupé. was followed in July 2008 by the Aigner CK65 RS “Blanchimont“, a car to the obvious void between the and the Maybach.

The Carlsson Aigner CK55 RS completes the family, and is offered at a price of 228,500 euros.

As the first two automobiles designed by the and Aigner team, the new model is named after a legendary bend. But unlike the Eau Rouge and the the Rascasse name does not from the racetrack Spa-Francorchamps. is the second last bend of the Grand Prix Circuit as as a famous street café by the track.

In fact, the Rascasse originally comes from the red rascasse, a member of the Scorpion family that is an essential in Bouillabaisse, the most famous gourmet soup. A perfect of performance, speed and breeding, the Aigner Rascasse is also tasty, sporting, and carries a in its tail.

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