The upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show is already proving to be interesting, and Brabus is bringing along something special — the world's fastest four seater convertible, the Brabus Rocket 900.
The German tuner has taken a Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet and has fiddled with almost everything, from under the hood to cosmetics. The result is a 900 horsepower fire breathing four seater convertible.
To start with, Brabus has increased the bi-turbo V12's engine capacity from 6.0-litre to a 6.3-litre powerhouse, and then installing a billet-steel crankshaft, along with forged pistons and precision-balanced connecting rods.
Brabus has made away with the stock turbos for bigger units, and the intake system of the car has been completely reworked. A custom set of exhaust pipes complete the running gear. The result of all this is 900 horsepower (887bhp) and 1500Nm of torque, which is restricted to 1200Nm to stop the earth from spinning in the other direction.
The Brabus Rocket 900 can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 3.9 seconds and will go on till it hits a top speed of 350km/h. Aiding the top speed are a redesigned front spoiler, mirror caps, a spoiler on the trunk lid, and an air diffuser integrated into the rear bumper, all made of carbon fiber.
While Brabus takes care of all the mechanicals and cosmetics, customers are encouraged to work with Brabus for the interiors. The German company wants every car to be unique.
The Rocket 900 is on sale now in Germany, although prices have not been revealed (not a problem for a Brabus customer is it?). Customers can buy the Rocket 900 or have their S65 shipped to them and have it transformed.
Brabus is known to transform cars to an advanced level, and the Rocket 900 is no exception. What is interesting though is how Brabus has managed to keep a low-profile styling and yet managed to achieve all the aerodynamics needed.