The SLK 340 will be entered in national and international hill climb races in Category E1. Reto Meisel and Martin Burmeister, plus their Swiss team Meisel Motorsport, are hitching their hopes of sporting success for the 190 EVO to this race car.
This newcomer to international motor sport has been extensively modified. The car has been newly constructed on a body shell, and the engineers have put it on an extensive weight loss diet. Thanks to the most modern materials, such as for instance an ultra-lightweight carbon body kit, the Carlsson SLK 340 tips the scales at a mere 780 kilograms. The aerodynamic parts provide the spectacular appearance and perfect downforce. The closed underbody is intended to optimize the aerodynamics of the hill climb car. Despite extensive changes, the SLK in its racing suit with its powerful rear wing looks extremely stylish.
The heart of the Carlsson SLK 340 is a 3.4 liter V8 engine producing 610 hp with a maximum torque of 430 newton meters. The racing team relies on a Hewland transmission with a paddle shift. A 3-way adjustable KW competition suspension ensures optimum road holding for the race car on BBS racing wheels (10×18 front, 13×18 rear) and AVON tires.
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