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What's the difference between black and piano black? Lacquer, and lots of it. Whether they're making an actual piano or trimming out a car to the same effect, craftsman will typically apply six layers of clearcoat to give the wood that deep, lustrous shine (compared to the three layers featured on high-end auto bodies). When applied to cars, it's usually done as trim on the interior dashboard, but with the RS2000 Black Edition, Melkus
has finished the entire car that way.
Now if you haven't heard of Melkus, don't worry - it's not exactly one of the top automakers in the world. It's more of a niche manufacturer along the lines of Wiesmann
, which are also based in Germany. Melkus makes just one model, the RS2000 that we first caught up with at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show
. The small gull-winged shape packs a 325-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo four for a 4.5-second sprint to 62 mph and an autobahn-crunching 168 mph top end.
In addition to the deeply lacquered paintjob, the Black Edition gets a carbon-fiber aero kit, black leather and Alcantara interior with orange highlights and a long list of optional extras. Follow the jump
for the press release and scope out the bevy of high-res images in the gallery.Continue reading Melkus lacquers up RS2000 Black Edition for Geneva debut
Melkus lacquers up RS2000 Black Edition for Geneva debut
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