When you catch car aficionados day dreaming, there’s a huge chance that they are imagining themselves tinkering with the latest Mercedes-Benz with the singular focus of achieving its maximum performance. That is, of course, unless they are already working at Brabus, the specialized MB, Smart, and Maybach tuners who dabble in squeezing out extra horses and torque from these German machines. We see the results of their work pretty regularly and it always makes the next trip in our old Honda sting that much more, especially with recent wins the likes of the 2013 MB SL65 AMG Roadster and the G63 AMG 6×6 B635 monster. So, just where does all this magic happen? Recently, the crew over at Speedhunters went straight to the source, just publishing an in-depth look into the inner workings of the Brabus factory in Germany. With finely written commentary, a touch of history, and plenty of quality snaps of their cars, workspace, and arsenal, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better way to spend your Friday than diving into this read. A few preview images are after the click, but make sure to head to the Speedhunter’s site for the full piece.