Carlsson mods Mercedes SL 600

Tom Webster

German tuning company Carlsson has decided the 517bhp Mercedes SL 600 isn't extreme enough, so has made its own version.

Using the SL as a base, Carlsson has boosted the 6.0-litre BiTurbo V12 to 743bhp, enabling the car to sprint from 0-62mph in just 3.7 seconds. The Carlsson also manages a scarcely believable 219mph top speed.

The company has fitted a new ECU and quad-tailpipe stainless-steel exhaust to make the gains, which only goes to show the engine's original potential.