Brabus has brought to Geneva a heavily modified Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG that develops 800 horsepower and 1,420 Nm of peak torque.
The aftermarket specialist claims the 800 Roadster is the world’s most powerful roadster. It may as well be the world’s fastest, at 350 km/h. The Brabus 800 Roadster is powered by a 6.0-liter 12-cylinder Biturbo engine uprated by BRABUS T65 RS tuning. It produces 588 kW / 800 hp (788 bhp) of power and a peak torque of 1,420 Nm. Thanks to these enormous figures, the 800 Roadster has a sprint time of 3.7 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) and of 9.8 seconds to 200 km/h (124 mph).
Equipment includes carbon-fiber bodywork components designed for maximum aerodynamic efficiency, custom-tailored wheels with diameters up to 20 inches and exclusive options for the cockpit.
To obtain 800 horsepower out of the SL 65 AMG’s V12 unit, BRABUS engineers have developed a high-tech Biturbo system with custom high-performance manifolds that feature integrated turbine housings and high-performance turbochargers.
Brabus has fitted an aerodynamic-enhancement kit for the SL 65 that was developed in the wind tunnel. All components are manufactured from carbon fibers and are available either with a matt or high-gloss surface finish. To achieve an optimal aerodynamic balance, the rear section is upgraded with a diffuser insert for the fascia.
by Dan Mihalascu
) - Thursday, March 7th, 2013 - filed under Geneva Motor Show
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