Published on June 19th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Brabus Introduces 850hp Monster Based on Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabrio
Motul, one of the leading manufacturers of high-performance lubricants in the world and exclusive technology partner of BRABUS, presents the Brabus 850 6.0 with a power output of 850hp and a top speed of 350 km/h. Not at just any venue, but at none other than the 24 Hours of Le Mans race.
The BRABUS 850 6.0 Biturbo Cabrio based on the Mercedes S 63 4MATIC seamlessly continues the tradition of the exclusive high-performance cars from BRABUS. However, the open-top two-door car with all-wheel drive not only impresses on account of its unique performance, but above all with its sporty and elegant appearance featuring naked carbon aerodynamic-enhancement components and 21-inch hi-tech forged wheels.
The twin-turbo eight-cylinder engine in the bow of the cabriolet is constructed in the engine shop of the BRABUS Manufaktur in Bottrop equipped with state-of-the-art machinery. The displacement is increased from 5,461 cc to 5,912 cc by installing a forged BRABUS special crankshaft with longer stroke.
In addition, the engine peripherals are thoroughly revised. Two BRABUS special turbochargers with larger compressor units and modified exhaust manifolds replace the production turbos on the exhaust side.
The BRABUS stainless-steel sport exhaust system with butterfly valves electronically controlled from the cockpit optimizes the power delivery and the engine sound. In the “Coming Home” standard mode, the high-performance cabriolet has an even more subtle exhaust note than with the production system. On the other hand, when the valves are open, the eight-cylinder twin-turbo engine sounds as sporty as a super sports car.
As a result of the extensive modifications, the BRABUS 850 6.0 Biturbo engine delivers unrivalled performance figures. The engine produces its peak output of 850 hp at a low 5,400 rpm. Even more massive is the peak torque of 1,450 Nm, which is on tap between 2,500 and 4,500 rpm. In the interest of the longevity of the entire powertrain, the peak torque is electronically limited in the car to 1,150 Nm.
The power is transferred to the wheels by the 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system and a seven-speed automatic transmission whose gears can also be shifted manually with the BRABUS RACE aluminum paddle shifters on the steering wheel.
The power unit in the bow elevates the BRABUS 850 6.0 Biturbo Cabrio to the position of the world’s most powerful and fastest four-seat all-wheel-drive cabriolet. From rest, the exclusive two-door car accelerates to 100 km/h in just 3.5 seconds and reaches a speed of 200 km/h after just 9.4 seconds.
The BRABUS lowering module is specifically calibrated to the use of the 22 inch ultra-low-profile tyres. It lowers the ride height of the open-top 2+2-seater by about 15 mm.
BRABUS also refines the interior of the S-Class Cabriolet by customer request. This includes scuff plates with backlit BRABUS logo, whose colours change in sync with the various colours of the ambient interior lighting, and BRABUS genuine carbon interior components, which replace the production wood inlays and trim strips in the cockpit. Aluminium components such as the BRABUS RACE paddle shifters, pedals and door pins add markedly sporty highlights. The BRABUS speedometer with 400-km/h (250-mph) matches the tremendous performance potential of the vehicle.
The BRABUS 850 6.0 Biturbo Cabrio is available as a complete car or can be built on the basis of any current Mercedes S 63 Cabriolet.