Brabus announced today that on show at the Geneva Motor Show next week will be the Brabus 800 Roadster – based on the Mercedes SL 65 AMG.
Brabus is widely known to the automotive world for building some of the world’s most powerful passenger cars, in this case they turned their talents to the roadster. The Mercedes two-seater is powered by a 12-cylinder Biturbo engine that’s been updated by Brabus T65 RS tuning, now producing 588 kW / 800 hp (788 bhp) of power and a peak torque of 1,420 Nm. An insane 0-62 mph sprint time of 3.7 seconds and a mere 9.8 seconds to hit 124 mph. If those numbers weren’t enough to impress you with the Brabus SL 65 AMG, how about an electronically limited top speed of 217 mph. Putting that speed in terms you may relate to, at yesterday’s Daytona 500, top speeds were around 196 mph.
In addition to the engine upgrades, Brabus offers equipment updates as well, including plenty of carbon-fiber body parts that help make the car more aerodynamic finished in your choice of matte or glossy. The Brabus SL rides on a set of Monoblock R “Platinum Edition” forged wheel wrapped in 255/30 ZR 20 tires (front) 305/25 ZR 20 tires (rear) high performance tires.
There is also a special control module that lowers the roadster about one inch (25mm) which may not seem like a lot when you are driving standard highway speeds, but is necessary when taking advantage of the Brabus engine upgrades.
And finally of course is the Brabus upgraded interior with all of the finest and tasteful finishing available.