Brabus Transforms Mercedes-AMG C63 S Cabrio Into Open Top Beast

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The German tuner's 650-hp C63 Cabrio is set to be unveiled in Geneva next week.

Unveiled at the 2016 New York Auto Show last April, Brabus has had its beady eyes on upgrading the Mercedes-AMG C63 S Cabrio ever since. And just a week ahead of its live debut in Geneva, the German tuning house has revealed the Brabus 650 Cabrio. Like the C63 sedan it propelled into supercar territory, the drop-top gets the same power boost with the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 upped to 641 horsepower and 604 lb-ft of torque.

Using the Brabus Race aluminum paddle shifters, drivers can blip through the seven-speed sport transmission and hit 62 mph in just 3.7 seconds on to a top speed of 200 mph. The potent cabriolet packs an acoustic soundtrack worthy of the performance upgrade. The all-stainless steel sport exhaust boasts actively controlled flaps that, at the touch of a button, can be used to switch between "Coming Home" mode and something we would call "Loud AF." The C63 was also taken to the wind tunnel, with the result being bespoke aerodynamic components finished in naked carbon. The front spoiler gives the front end a more dynamic face, while minimizing lift on the front axle at high speeds, improving handling stability.

A carbon diffuser at the rear frames the dual twin-tailpipes and there's also some motorsports inspiration in the shape of the covers and flaps on the bumper's side air vents. Handling has been further improved with adjustable coilover sport springs and shocks with adaptive damping. The ride-height can be lowered by up to 40 mm and can be dialed in separately at the front and rear. Rocker panels, raised air deflectors in the arches and naked carbon covers for the door mirrors enhances the two-door's profile, as do a set of 20-inch double-spoke alloys. Step inside, and a fine black leather interior with azure blue trim and carbon elements add another touch of class to the upgrade package.

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