Brabus has done it once again and have pumped a Mercedes-Benz with monster fluid to turn it into a full-blown beast. The new Brabus Rocket 900 was announced today, a new luxury car based on the S65 AMG.
The Biturbo V12 of the S65 has been optimized in just about every way. Thanks to the new Brabus billet crankshaft, the displacement of the engine has been increased from 5.5- to 6.3-liters. Brabus has also swapped out the turbos for new ones that have a larger compressor unit, larger turbine and modified exhaust manifolds. These modifications and a number of others results in a peak power of 900 hp and 1,106 lb-ft of torque, which has been limited to 884 lb-ft. This power is sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed automatic transmission.
What does all of this power get the Brabus 900’s driver? A 0-62 mph time of 3.7 seconds, 0-124 mph in 9.1 seconds and a top speed in excess of 217 mph. The Rocket 900 is as much as it is super as it is luxury.
As with all Brabus models, the exterior of the Rocket has received multiple modifications. Its front fascia has a new grille, side air inlets and splutter. Its sides now have new skirts, modified air outlets behind the front wheels and new wheels that that range from 21- to 22-inches. In the rear is a new spoiler on the trunk lid, modified exhaust tips and a clear-coated carbon fiber diffuser that is integrated into the bumper.
Inside, the luxurious touches continue. Upon opening the door, passengers are greeted by stainless-steel scuff plates with a backlit Brabus logo. Past the scuff plates is a leather interior that will woo anyone. The highlight of the cabin is Brabus’ “iBusiness” multimedia system. This system includes an iPad mini that is perfectly implemented into the special center console, which is found right between the two individual seats in the rear.
Customers interested in the 2015 Brabus Rocket 900 can order it as a complete car for €347,719 (approx. $390,000 USD) or it can be retrofitted to an S65 AMG already owned.
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