Bottrop tuning specialist Brabus has released details of its insane 800 Roadster program for the Mercedes SL 65 AMG ahead of its Geneva début next month.
Applying its T65 RS engine conversion to the 6-litre biturbo engine, which includes new manifolds with integrated turbine housings and high-performance turbochargers, four water-to-air intercoolers, remapped ECU software and a stainless steel exhaust system with adjustable butterfly valve and high-flow metal catalysts, output is raised from 463 kW (630 hp) and 1000 Nm of torque to a wondrous 588 kW (800 hp) and 1,420 Nm. Those changes mean 100 km/h appears in just 3.7 seconds and 200 km/h in 9.8 s, while top speed is a mind-bending 350 km/h (217 mph). Further mechanical tweaks include Brabus’ module for the ABC (Active Body Control) suspension allowing a 25 mm drop in ride height and a limited-slip rear differential with a locking rate of 40 percent.
Visually, the Roadster wears a carbon fibre aero package comprising of a front spoiler, a hood scoop, fender vents, side skirts, a rear spoiler and diffuser insert, while the factory alloys have been replaced with Monoblock R ‘Platinum Edition’ forged wheels measuring 9 and 10.5 x 20-inches and shod in 255/30 ZR and 305/25 ZR rubber.
Moving inside, past the backlit stainless steel scuff plates, Brabus uses materials soft Mastik leather finished with quilted stitching to reupholster the seats, panelling and floor mats.
We can’t begin to imagine how much this would cost.