Inspired by Carlsson’s SLK 340 race car, the smart race edition uses the company’s CK10 performance kit, which consists of a sport air filter and remapped ECU software, resulting in a power hike from 62 kW (84 hp) to 82 kW (112 hp) and a 38 Nm increase in torque to 158 Nm. A Carlsson exhaust system with quadruple tailpipes was also fitted. On the road 100 km/h appears in a tarmac scorching 9.9 seconds with top speed limited to a heady 155 km/h (96 mph).
Other mechanical changes include a sports spring kit providing a 15 mm drop at the front and 30 mm on the rear axle, while the factory alloys make way for Carlsson’s one-piece 1/6 Revo wheels measuring 6.5 and 7.5 x 17-inches.
Finally, there’s a new front spoiler, black grille inserts and LED daytime running lights, with interior changes including sport seats, aluminium pedals and a full leather makeover.