With over 1,000 lb-ft of torque, the ultra-luxurious sedan now has ultra-performance to match.
Brabus admits the new Mercedes-Maybach “represents the absolute pinnacle of state-of-the-art automotive engineering” yet has still created an aftermarket program for it, presumably because said pinnacle isn’t high enough. Dubbed the Brabus Rocket 900, the luxury sedan’s twin-turbo V12 has been bored out, with displacement increased from 6.0 to 6.3 liters, while the turbos have received a larger compressor unit and turbine.
Downpipes have increased to 80 mm, there’s a stainless-steel high-performance exhaust, special exhaust manifolds, a carbon-fiber intake module, redesigned radiator grille, “Gold Heat Reflection” sheathing, and a remapped ECU. The result is a new, insane, output of 887 hp and 1,106 lb-ft of torque. The 2.8-ton super sedan can now sprint to 62 mph in 3.7 seconds, and hit a top speed in excess of 217 mph. To better utilize all that monstrous power, Brabus has developed a special module for the car’s Magic Body Control suspension, lowered the height by 25 mm, added a selection of aerodynamic body parts, and created a new set of custom rims, with the 21-inch six double-spoke Platinum Edition rims filling the wheel wells very nicely indeed.
A bespoke interior is made to order, with a selection of leathers, precious woods, and carbon fiber inlay designs ensuring an individual finish. Brabus has also added a new speedometer that goes all the way up to 400 km/h.