Nothing is subtle on the BRABUS 800 Roadster, the newest custom design from tuning house 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 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 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 Geneva Motor Show next month where it will be on display at BRABUS show floor.