Another day, another supercar packing a beefed up Mercedes-Benz twin-turbo V12. Meet the Carlsson C25, the latest in a long line of heavily worked over Mercedes products sporting the Carlsson badge. Though in fairness to Carlsson, the C25 seems to take the revision much further than before. Obviously, the C25 is a reimagined SL65 AMG Black Series with more curves, cuts and vents. And the first two renderings rather handsome.
Under the hood sits a Brabus-style monument to war gods everywhere. The 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 summons up 753 horsepower and a near-ridiculous 848 pound-feet of torque. What is ridiculous is Carlsson's claim that the engine can actually produce 996 lb-ft of twist but that they've had to electronically limit it. You know what? Our coffee grinder can produce seventy billion torques, but it's voltage/reality limited. Point being, we really wish Mercedes tuners would stop saying the engines produce more torque than they do. Ahem...
Naturally, all that power makes the Carlsson C25 pretty fast (0-62 mph in 3.7 seconds and a 219 mph top speed). However, we are now living in bizarro times where a 3.7 second blast to 100 km/h isn't exactly headline news. What is news is the C25's exclusivity. You will be able to buy... one. That's right, Carlsson will only be selling one C25 per country. No word on which countries that entails, but we'll go ahead and guess: twenty-five of them, as Carlsson is only making twenty-five C25s. No word on the price tag either, but if we may hazard yet another guess: enough to make your head ache.
Interestingly, Carlsson is choosing not to sell the C25 as any sort of track day special. Instead, they are maintaining that the C25 is a "Super-GT." According to Carlsson's CEO Markus Schuster, "There are more than enough super sports car in this world which can only be safely driven on a race 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." How pleasant riding to the office on 25-series rear tires will be is anybody's guess. Press release after the jump.