217 mph Brabus 800 Coupe

Bottrop-based Mercedes-Benz tuning giant, Brabus, has revealed the 800 Coupe ahead of its official début at the Dubai International Motor Show.

Based on the comparatively-humble CL 600 model, Brabus reworks the cylinder heads and bores out the original 5.5 L V12 engine block, before fitting a longer-stroke crank and larger forged pistons, taking displacement to 6.3 L. A pair of upgraded turbochargers are mounted to the new manifolds, while used gases escape through a high-performance stainless steel exhaust, fitted with high-flow cats.

Four water-to-air intercoolers help to keep the charge air to a minimum, resulting in a titanic 588 kW (800 hp) and 1,420 Nm (1,047 lb-ft) of torque. With all that power transferred to the road via a reinforced five-speed automatic transmission, the 800 Coupe thunders to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.9 seconds and takes just 10.3 seconds to reach 200 km/h (124 mph). Top speed is limited to 350 km/h (217 mph).

Visually, the CL is fitted with an aero kit, which consists of a lower front spoiler, boot lid spoiler and replacement rear diffuser insert, which accommodates the new quad tailpipes.

The CL’s ABC (Active Body Control) active suspension system is fitted with a lowering module, which helps to achieve a 25 mm drop in ride height, while stopping power is greatly improved thanks to a pair of 405 x 34 mm front discs, gripped by six-piston calipers and 380 x 34 mm rears accompanied by four piston calipers. They hide behind 21-inch alloy wheels, available in Monoblock VI, E or F styles.

Inside the cabin, Brabus continues with the high quality upgrades, which sees the upholstery finished in black Alcantara and white leather with diamond-pattern stitching. Elsewhere, there is a new steering wheel, matte carbon fibre trim elements, aluminium pedals and shifter, and sill plates – backlit with the Brabus logo.

Brabus can offer customers a fully finished 800 Coupe, or convert your very own CL 600 model.

[Source: Brabus]

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