With the Hyundai i30 N, Carlsson Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH enters new territory in two ways. First and foremost, Carlsson launches a vehicle from the South Korean brand Hyundai. At the same time, the new Sub Brand “Carlsson PENINSULA” will be presented with this project. Carlsson PENINSULA will be dedicated to the tuning of sport and luxury offerings from Hyundai.
The reason to launch a sub brand is two-fold. First, the parent company of Carlsson is Sambo Motors Group, a South Korean Tier 1 manufacturer for Hyundai. Furthermore, there is significant modification potential for sporty Korean cars, both in terms of the tuning affinity of the target group and the design-technical possibilities.
The name PENINSULA as a brand name has been deliberately chosen by Carlsson to reflect the geography of Korea which is the origin of its parent company and Hyundai.
Since 1995, the company was located in Merzig/Saar at a former manor house (Gut Wiesenhof) from the 19th century. In April 2016, Carlsson Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH moved its registered office to the neighboring city of Saarlouis.
From 1999 to 2010, Carlsson has participated in various races and racing series with its own racing team Carlsson Racing, including the Nuerburgring 24 Hours, the Dakar Rally and the VLN Endurance Championship Nuerburgring. The most successful vehicle was the CK35 RS (based on the Mercedes-Benz SLK 350), which ranked 2nd place in the VLN Endurance Championship 2006.
In the 2021 season, after a 14-year abstinence from motorsport, PENINSULA again takes on the challenges of the green hell. We will compete with a race car built by us, based on a Hyundai i30 Fastback N in the SP3T class in VLN.
We’ve never stopped thinking about a return to motorsport. We want to build on past successes, look for competition and use the technology transfer from the track to the road.
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