Carlsson says the car is a "tribute to the French aristocratic way of life"
£10,000 of golf leaf takes 200 hours to apply
Much of the interior is covered in gold leaf
The Disco Volante will be shown in green with gold highlights
The interior has been tastefully retrimmed to match the exterior colour scheme
MTM has installed a 4.2-litre V8 diesel into VW's pickup
Mercedes tuner Carlsson has prepared its S-class-based CS50 Versailles for the Geneva motor show next week. It features a twin-turbocharged 700bhp V12 and has been cloaked in more than 1000 sheets of gold leaf. The exterior and much of the interior has some £10,000 of gold leaf applied in a process that takes 200 hours.
German tuner MTM will show a V8 version of the Volkswagen Amarok at the Geneva show. The pickup features a 4.2-litre V8 TDI engine developing 410bhp and 686lb ft. MTM claims 0-62 in six second and a 138mph top speed. A Panhard rod combined with air springs replace the standard leaf spring rear suspension arrangement.
The Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera Disco Volante will be shown sporting a new colour scheme. The Alfa 8C-based model has to-date only been finished in a deep red hue, but the Geneva show car is dark green with gold and red accents. The interior is a combination of brown, gold and black.