The German car tuning manufacturer, Carlsson, has released the first details about their SLK 340, ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show.
Created for the Meisel Motorsport team, the new race car will be used in national and international hill climb races in the E1 category, starting 2013 racing season. The SLK 340 comes with many modifications, which is understandable considering that the car was built from scratch on a body shell.
Thanks to the new technologies and modern materials, the race car weighs only 1,719 pounds (780 kg).
"We developed the design over a long period of time and with lots of feeling. We are proud of the awesome look. As an engineer, it is a pleasure to contribute to such a project, and we can show everything that is technically possible in the vehicle in cooperation with Carlsson", says Dipl.Ing. (FH) Markus Schuster, Managing Director of Carlsson Germany.
Besides a ultra-lightweight body kit made of carbon fiber, other features include set of BBS racing wheels sized 10-by-18 inches up front and 13-by-18 inches on the rear. The heart of the racer is the 3.4-liter V8 engine that delivers an impressive 610 horsepower and a peak torque of 317 pound-feet.

Source: Carlsson