Nothing is subtle on the BRABUS 800 Roadster, the newest custom design from tuning house http://brabus.com” target=”_blank”>BRABUS. At first glance and you will immediately notice the large intake vents protruding out of the hood up front, but more on that later. Based on the http://freshnessmag.com/2012/03/20/2013-mercedes-benz-sl-65-amg-roadster/” target=”_blank”>2013 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG, the name BRABUS 800 Roadster derived from its output, a lean and mean 800 horsepower. Instead of changing the entire powertrain, engineers simply added the BRABUS T65 RS tuning kit, which morphed the existing twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter V12 engine into rumbling beast. Already at a very respectable specification of 621 horsepower and 738 lb-feet of torque, the http://mercedes-amg.com” target=”_blank”>Mercedes AMG powertrain now churns out 800 horsepower with a shocking 1,047 lb-ft of torque, though they had to regulate it to 811 lb-ft so the transmission won’t blow out. To achieve a 0 to 62 mph time of 3.7 seconds and a max speed of 124 mph, BRABUS added carbon fiber bodywork for maximum performance efficiency. That includes the aforementioned carbon-fiber hood scoop, which cools the engine via four water-to-air intercoolers. The alterations then continue onto the vehicle’s interior where every inch received an re-upholstery, this time in BRABUS Mastik leather and Alcantara with precise grid-like stitching.
To catch a glimpse of the BRABUS 800 Roadster in person, just visit the http://salon-auto.ch/en” target=”_blank”>Geneva Motor Show next month where it will be on display at BRABUS show floor.