Carlsson Mercedes-Benz S550 Versailles
Carlsson is proud to showcase an extraordinary supermodel at the Geneva Motor Show: the Carlsson CS50 Versailles based on the brand new S-Class, and particularly developed for China’s extremely-rich ‘Taipan’ shoppers; the brand new ‘royalty’ of the Center Kingdom. It is to be noted that the Benz will be garnished with pure gold inside and out, 10 of those 25 restricted version automobiles have already been allotted to current Carlsson shoppers, even earlier than its official unveiling.
“The very best otherwise.” – The Carlsson CS50 Versailles was developed with this motto in thoughts. Superior craftsmanship is the cornerstone of this glittering restricted version. At Versailles, close to Paris, King Louis XIV (1638-1715), also called Louis The Nice, or the Solar King, reworked his chateau into an impressive fairy story palace. Greater than 300 years on, the spectacular Carlsson Versailles has been created, with related care and a spotlight to element, by Carlsson’s grasp craftsmen.
It actually took 200 man-hours to build this beauty, the bodywork of the Carlsson Versailles is adorned with greater than 1,000 sheets of wafer-skinny gold leaf. A particular Squirrel hairbrush is used to soak up these eighty x eighty mm gold leaves, and place them on the suitably ready floor in an irregular laying sample often called a Roman Affiliation. That is merely the beginning of an elaborate course of taking greater than 14 days, throughout which the bespoke clear-coat undergoes its labor intensive utility, drying and sealing to make sure a novel and ideal end whose practicality and sturdiness is akin to that of standard paint.
In a specifically developed course of, an extra 278 inside and 30 exterior parts obtain a lustrous gold end, with exterior components such because the radiator grille, door handles, and grille inserts within the entrance bumper left glistening with a wealthy golden sheen. Within the plush cabin, varied buttons, knobs, air vents and even the speaker grilles additionally tackle a golden glow, forming an aesthetic symbiosis with the gold leaf lined body, panels and trim inserts. This process requires greater than a hundred man-hours of specialist craftsmanship to finish, and the worth of the 985 gold used within the inside alone is round 12,000 euros. The ability of Carlsson’s craftsmen can also be obvious within the tender Nappa leather-based from their Signature Line that envelopes the seats in a contrasting mixture of dark brown and champagne hues set off by the gold highlights. A gold Carlsson emblem is included into the champagne part of the leather-based because the crowning glory.
The inside might be additional custom-made based on shopper needs. Massive HD screens, a REVOX sound system, humidor, and bespoke enterprise services with a Wi-Fi hotspot are simply among the infotainment applied sciences that may be integrated. Purchasers can select from three leather-based varieties throughout a variety of normal and customized colors and textures, with bespoke stitching patterns, and embossing as particular person because the house owners themselves.
Persevering with the Palace of Versailles theme, Carlsson has re-interpreted the luxurious idea of the disc wheel, growing a brand new stand-alone alloy wheel design particularly for this very particular W222 S-Class. Dubbed the 1/12 EVO Versailles Version, this distinctive wheel is unique to the Carlsson CS40/CS50 fashions, and options a big mirrored floor with a grand look strongly harking back to the Corridor of Mirrors at Versailles. These wheels are available in 9.0J x 20 and 10.5J x 20-inch sizes, with 245/40ZR20 entrance and 285/35ZR20 rear tires specifically developed by Vredestein for the S-Class.
Whether or not at relaxation or on the transfer, the hanging seems of the Carlsson Versailles are additional emphasized by the aerodynamic physique styling additions. Beginning on the nostril, the brand new entrance bumper with its further air intakes and RS spoiler lip emphasize the three-dimensional look of the grille, giving the S-Class a extra purposeful visage. The extra distinguished facet skirts lead your eye alongside the vehicles flanks, and visually tie the distinctive entrance to the brand new rear valence with its uniquely formed exhaust retailers. Along with the boot lid spoiler, which reduces raise over the rear axle at pace, these new Carlsson parts create a chic and potent rear view.
For the brand new S-Class on the whole, Carlsson provide a number of alloy wheel designs with two or three shade choices. These embody the sporty Carlsson 1/10, the basic Carlsson 1/sixteen RS and the trendy Carlsson 1/5, all accessible in 19 to 21 inch diameters. The flagship model of this unique vary is the 395,000 euro Carlsson CS65 Versailles, whose V12 Bi-turbo engine produces 700hp and 1050 Nm of torque. The entry-stage CS40, and mid-vary CS50 use the V8 Bi-turbo engine.