Meet the World's Fastest Roadster: the Outrageous Brabus 850 SL

The SL63 AMG gets a screeching tune-up, making 850 horsepower.

Despite being based on the SL63 AMG (rather than the SL65), this Brabus-tuned Mercedes-Benz is the proud owner of the coveted title: :The Fastest Roadster on the Planet." With a top speed of 230 mph - enough to lift a passenger plane airborne - this monster naturally produces 1,069 lb-ft of torque. However, to protect its drivetrain from total cataclysm, this number has been limited to ‘just’ 848 lb-ft.

Brabus has also fitted the stock Mercedes SL63 AMG with numerous interior and exterior upgrades, with all exterior fittings made from carbon fiber. In these pictures, it looks just as breathtaking and awe inspiring as it must be to drive. This current phenomenal upgrade package makes Brabus’ previous model, the SL65 AMG-based Brabus 800 unveiled just a few months ago, seem like the slow older brother of this young new beast. That is, despite the fact that the 800 makes 800 hp and 1,047 lb-ft of torque. The old Brabus is dead. Long live the Brabus 850.

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