Carlsson Unveils New Footage of the Super-GT C25

Based on the Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG (R230) and with its first variant launched back in 2010, the evil-looking Carlsson Super-GT C25 has stayed somewhat under the radar in recent years, something that Carlsson themselves could have none of.
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Photo: Carlsson Autotechnik/YouTube
In order to rectify the situation, the tuner/manufacturer from Merzig decided to feature the first car of the 25 units in a dubstep/brostep-infused video shot at Carlsson's headquarters, the beautiful 19-century mansion called Gut Wiesenhof.

While we don't think the music is very appropriate with neither the car nor the overall ambience around it, it is nice to see the somewhat spectacular shots with the C25, driving around slowly around the aforementioned home of Carlsson.

In case you are not very familiar with the Super-GT C25, you might want to learn that the model is technically bespoke, like a coachbuilt car from the first half of the twentieth century.

Sure, the base car is in essence a Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG, but not even the engine has escaped the touch of Carlsson engineers and designers. Its six-liter twin-turbocharged V12 delivers no less than 753 hp and an electronically-limited 1,150 Nm (848 lb ft) of torque.

In theory, those numbers should propel the coupe-only C25 from naught to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.7 seconds and to 200 km/h (124 mph) in just 10.6 seconds, while its top speed sits at 352 km/h (219 mph).

Limited to just 25 units, the C25 was also limited by the origin of its owners, with Carlsson only selling one per country – although we suspect that there is more than one in Germany.

Either way, this is one of the rarest coachbuilt supercars in recent history, and seeing it in motion is certainly something even more rare. Enjoy the video and remember our warning about the music!

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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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