Geneva: Carlsson’s CS50 Versailles is gold-plated S-Class extra

Carlsson CS50 Versailles

There is constantly that man at the get together who requires the joke also far, and at this year’;s Geneva Motor Show that role falls on the shoulders of the German tuners at Carlsson with its CS50 Versailles. It has developed a custom-made Mercedes-Benz S-Class covered in thousands of bucks of gold leaf.

Carlsson claims that the CS50 is inspired by the famed Palace of Versailles in France, but it is being marketed to extremely wealthy purchasers in China. The organization claims that it has already located 10 customers of a planned 25-car manufacturing run for these golden amusements (as far as we know, none of them are Mike Myers wearing hot pants).

The exterior alone takes more than 200 man-hours for each car to fit the new body kit and cover it with one,000 sheets of gold leaf, which is then sealed in clear coat to keep it in spot. The wheels are polished to a mirror finish in reference to the Versailles’; Hall of Mirrors.

Of course, the gold continues inside with an extra 100 guy-hrs to cover 278 parts, such as a lot of buttons, knobs, air vents and speaker grilles, with much more gold leaf. Carlsson claims the interior alone has twelve,000 euros ($ 16,480) in gold. It also refits the interior with matching champagne-colored Nappa leather.

The CS50 Versailles is excess personified, but it is an attention grabber. Just remember, not all recognition is constructive.


Carlsson is proud to current a actually extraordinary supermodel at the Geneva Motor Display: the Carlsson CS50 Versailles primarily based on the new S-Class, and exclusively developed for China’;s ultra-wealthy ‘Taipan’; consumers the new ‘royalty’; of the Middle Kingdom. Resplendent in pure gold inside and out, a lot more than 10 of these 25 constrained edition automobiles have presently been allocated to present Carlsson clients, even prior to its official unveiling.

“The greatest in a distinct way.” – The Carlsson CS50 Versailles was designed with this motto in thoughts. Superlative classic craftsmanship is the cornerstone of this glittering restricted edition model. At Versailles, near Paris, King Louis XIV (1638-1715), also known as Louis The Excellent, or the Sun King, transformed his chateau into a magnificent fairy tale palace. More than 300 years on, the magnificent Carlsson Versailles has been developed, with comparable care and focus to detail, by Carlsson’;s master craftsmen.

In a procedure taking over 200 guy-hrs, the bodywork of the Carlsson Versailles is adorned with much more than one,000 sheets of wafer-thin gold leaf. A particular Squirrel hairbrush is employed to soak up these 80 x 80 mm gold leaves, and place them on the suitably ready surface in an irregular laying pattern identified as a Roman Association. This is simply the commence of an elaborate approach taking far more than 14 days, in the course of which the bespoke clear-coat undergoes its labour intensive application, drying and sealing to make sure a special and ideal finish whose practicality and durability is comparable to that of traditional paint.

In a specially created procedure, a even more 278 interior and thirty exterior elements receive a lustrous gold finish, with exterior elements such as the radiator grille, door handles, and grille inserts in the front bumper left glistening with a rich golden sheen. In the plush cabin, numerous buttons, knobs, air vents and even the speaker grilles also take on a golden glow, forming an aesthetic symbiosis with the gold leaf covered frame, panels and trim inserts. This task demands much more than 100 guy-hours of expert craftsmanship to full, and the value of the 985 gold used in the interior alone is about twelve,000 euros. The skill of Carlsson’;s craftsmen is also apparent in the soft Nappa leather from their Signature Line that envelopes the seats in a contrasting combination of dark brown and champagne hues set off by the gold highlights. A gold Carlsson logo is incorporated into the champagne segment of the leather as the finishing touch.

The interior can be additional customised according to consumer wishes. Large HD screens, a REVOX sound system, humidor, and bespoke enterprise amenities with a Wi-Fi hotspot are just some of the infotainment technologies that can be integrated. Consumers can select from 3 leather varieties across a wide variety of standard and customized colours and textures, with bespoke stitching patterns, and embossing as person as the owners themselves.

Continuing the Palace of Versailles theme, Carlsson has re-interpreted the luxurious idea of the disc wheel, establishing a new stand-alone alloy wheel layout specifically for this very special W222 S-Class. Dubbed the one/12 EVO Versailles Edition, this distinctive wheel is unique to the Carlsson CS40/CS50 models, and functions a huge mirrored surface with a grand appearance strongly reminiscent of the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles. These wheels come in 9.0J x twenty and 10.5J x twenty-inch sizes, with 245/40ZR20 front and 285/35ZR20 rear tyres specially produced by Vredestein for the S-Class.

No matter whether at rest or on the move, the striking looks of the Carlsson Versailles are even more emphasised by the aerodynamic physique styling additions. Beginning at the nose, the new front bumper with its further air intakes and RS spoiler lip emphasise the 3-dimensional seem of the grille, providing the S-Class a far more purposeful visage. The far more prominent side skirts lead your eye along the autos flanks, and visually tie the distinctive front to the new rear valence with its uniquely shaped exhaust retailers. Together with the bootlid spoiler, which reduces lift over the rear axle at pace, these new Carlsson components create an classy and potent rear view.

For the new S-Class in standard, Carlsson provide several alloy wheel styles with 2 or 3 colour choices. These include the sporty Carlsson one/10, the traditional Carlsson one/sixteen RS and the modern Carlsson one/5, all accessible in 19 to 21 inch diameters.

Carlsson at the Geneva Motor Show:

Elegant vehicles, torquey engines and a racey environment all lead proper to the Carlsson stand at the Geneva Motor Present (Hall 6, Stand 6251) where you are invited to view our many planet premieres. Right here we will show you our athletic A-Class, dynamic CLA, the most extravagant G-Class, up-to-the-minute refinements for the GLK, and how practical music sounds in the CML35 REVOX. Last but not least, join us in celebrating the golden planet premiere of the Carlsson CS50 Versailles.

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