Brabus unveils it's super powerful 700 and 900 super-saloons
The slightly unhinged team at uber Mercedes tuner Brabus have been up to their usual tricks of giving an already powerful Mercedes even more horsepower. This time around though, they have outdone themselves by giving the world not one, but two uber-saloons on the same day.
First up, the Brabus 900 which is based on the 'not exactly slow' Maybach S650. After being fettled by the German tuners the V12 twin-turbo engine produces a staggering 888bhp and 1041lb-ft of torque. By comparison, a McLaren P1 produces 903bhp from a hybrid electric V8 setup making the numbers produced by this thing all the more astonishing.
This massive power figure is down to Brabus increasing the V12 motor’s capacity from 6.0 to 6.3-litres of displacement amongst a host of upgrades. As you’d expect it's fast, with the 0-62mph dash being seen off in just 3.7 seconds. With the top speed being quoted as ‘in excess’ of 217mph making it the most luxurious way to join the 200mph club. All this luxury though is not exactly light as the 900 weighs in at over 2,800kg which is the same as a small planet.
The 900 is also fitted with a carbon-fibre intake module alongside a new intake manifold with a special air filter box to cope with all that extra power. It also sounds like a Brabus should as well, thanks to an exhaust system with electronic sound management.
If 888bhp is too much for you, then Brabus has also announced the new 700 model. This is company’s view of what a facelifted S63 AMG should be. The slightly ‘pathetic’ 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine only produces 604bhp.
Now though, this motor has been breathed on by Brabus with a host of modifications to produce 691bhp and 701lb-ft of planet spinning torque.
As usual, both the 700 and 900 can be specced in either 21 or 22-inch forged wheels. Brabus have said that the luxurious driving experience of the standard cars remains despite the many modifications. Both cars can be built to individual customer requirements using an existing donor S63 or S650.
For the very wealthy though, an entirely new modified version can be built from scratch. As always, Brabus is giving nothing away when it comes to the cost of either car.
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