The sound of the engine of a sports car speeding along a track is music to the ears of many vehicle enthusiasts. A video was posted recently demonstrating the brutal sound coming out of the 3.4-liter naturally-aspirated engine of the Carlsson-tuned Mercedes-Benz SLK 340, as shown on a report from autoevolution.com.
The SLK 340 Carlsson worked on was initially unveiled during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The tuner lowered the ride height of the SLK to bring it closer to the asphalt while maintaining its posture. The SLK 340 was designed with precision in mind to allow it to participate in hill climb races, including the well-known Pikes Peak race in Colorado.
The SLK was modified by Carlsson to provide it its sporty and aggressive appearance. It also reduced its weight to 1,720 pounds or 780 kilograms. This was accomplished by giving the car a carbon fiber body as well as installing lightweight suspension and braking systems. The drastic weight reduction of the Carlsson-tuned Mercedes-Benz SLK 340 resulted to a car ideal for the 3.4-liter V8 engine of the luxury vehicle. It is capable of producing 610 HP of power along with 430 Nm of torque.
The sound produced by the SLK 340 is similar to the old Formula One cars. This is understandable since the manufacturer of the engine of this particular vehicle also assembled Formula One engines in the 80s and 90s. The engine of the Carlsson-tuned Mercedes-Benz SLK 340 can even be considered among the best-sounding engines in the market. The video posted below can attest to this fact.