While it was unveiled over the course of an endurance race weekend, the Brabus take on the Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabrio actually comes to life as the pretty “unbalanced” world’s quickest, most powerful four-seat cabrio.
The record convertible has been created in collaboration with Motul and this is one “hellish” ride if we look at the menacing all-black look. It’s actually just a way of keeping you a little unsuspecting to what’s going on under the hood – where the larger V8 engine now has 5.9 liters instead of the stock 5.5 liters. To make the magic happen Brabus swapped the two turbos with in-house creations with larger compressor units and custom exhaust manifolds. Also, new 75-mm down pipes and fresh metal catalysts are part of the extensive modification package, alongside the stainless steel exhaust system.
Thanks to all of these tweaks, the S63 Cabrio has a larger than life engine that breaths a huge 838 horsepower (625 kilowatts) and a mind-blowing 1,069 pound-feet (1,450 Newton-meters) of torque. Just to make sure the engine won’t blow itself up, Brabus is also using a software tool that caps the torque to “just” 848 lb-ft (1,150 Nm). All of the power is sent to all four wheels using the all-wheel-drive 4MATIC system and seven-speed automatic transmission complete with manual shift mode via the steering wheel-mounted aluminum paddle shifters. Performance is of course off the charts: 62 mph (100 km/h) will be nailed in three and a half seconds (down by 0.4s) while the 0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) sprint is done in 9.4 seconds. The Brabus S63 Cabrio will reach up to 217 mph (350 km/h) – an electronically-limited figure to protect the integrity of the tires.