The SLK 340 will be joined in national and international hill climb contests 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 vehicle. This newcomer to international motor sport has been substantially customized. The car has been newly designed on a body shell, and the engineers have put it on a comprehensive weight loss diet. Thanks to the most modern materials, including for instance an ultra-lightweight carbon body kit, the Carlsson SLK 340 tips the scales at a mere 780 kilograms. The aerodynamic parts offer the spectacular appearance and perfect downforce. The closed underbody is expected to optimise the aerodynamics of the hill climb vehicle. Despite comprehensive changes, the SLK in its racing suit with its powerful rear wing looks incredibly elegant.
The heart of the Carlsson SLK 340 is a 3.4 litre V8 engine generating 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 competitors suspension ensures optimum road holding for the race car on BBS racing wheels (10×18 front, 13×18 rear) and AVON car tires.