The acclaimed German tuner has a body of work that spans over 35 years. Here are five of its best recent creations.
After 35 years in the game, Brabus hasgrown to become theworld’s largest independent car tuner. From aero kits through lightweight alloys to high-performance engines, there isliterally no part of a Daimler product that Brabus cannot improve upon. Andwith a network that spans over 100 countries, wherever you are in the world youshouldn’t be too far from a Brabus dealer. There areplenty of superb tuning packages to choose from, so we've picked out for you across-section of Brabus creations that best showcases its versatility andquality.
When it wasunveiled back in 2011, the Brabus EV12 Cabriolet was the world's fastest and mostpowerful four-seat cabriolet with a top speed of 231 mph and 0-62 time of 3.7seconds. The cabriolet gets its power from a twin-turbo V12 that blasts out 800 hp and 1,047 lb-ft of peak torque. A high performance brake system was installedto help contain the cabriolet's power, and a special carbon fiber rear fenderwas added to help conceal the 10-inch wide wheels. The interior is alsoupgraded as a side note to the car's bold exterior and insane performance. Builtto order in a limited run of ten, the Brabus EV12 was priced at €478,000.
Brabus’program for SLS AMG Roadster included enhancements for the 6.3-liter V8 thatbumps maximum power from 563 to 600 hp, a titanium high-performance exhaustsystem, a carbon-fiber aero kit, 21-inch lightweight forged alloys, quad exhaust, and a smooth-ridesuspension that lowers the SLS by up to 40mm. A front lift system can beadded too, which will raise the roadster's front end by 50mm in a couple ofseconds at the push of a button, so speed bumps and curbs can be easilynavigated. Interior upgrades include a 250mph dial, a sport steering wheel andstainless-steel scuff plates with a backlit Brabus logo.
Introducedat the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, this is the most powerful C-Class in the world.Dubbed the Brabus Bullit, the car is based on the standard C-Class Coupe, but under the hood lies the V12 powerplant found in the S-Class. Withdisplacement increased from 5.5 to 6.3 liters and a pair of upgradedturbos, the Bullit packs 800 hp and an electronically-limited 811 lb-ft oftorque. As a consequence, it cansprint from 0-62 in just 3.7 seconds and hit a top speed of 230 mph. Aswell as being the most powerful C-Class in the world, with a price tag of449,820 Euros it is also the most expensive.
Called theUltimate 120, the Brabus Smart ForTwo puts out 118 hp and 118 lb-ft of torque for an 8.9-second 0-62 sprint and a top speed of 112 mph. A Brabus widebody kit features afront spoiler, redesigned side skirts, rear apron and elongated fenders. TheGermans have also added an adjustable coilover suspension on top of 18-inchalloy wheels affixed with bigger brakes and astainless-steel sports exhaust system. The interior receives a pair of Recaroracing seats and Brabus' own steering wheel, while production ofthe Ultimate 120 will be limited to, fittingly, 120 units and priced at €45,900.
Brabus’ Widestar800 based on the 2013 G65 AMG boasts a 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 producing800 hp and 1,047 lb-ft of torque thanks to an ECU remap, theaddition of four intercoolers under the carbon-fiber hood scoop, apair of air filter boxes in the front fenders and astainless-steel high-performance exhaust. As a result, the offroader can sprint from 0-62 mph in 4.2 seconds and hit a topspeed of 168 mph. The high-performance G-Class wasalso treated to a new widebody kit, which includes sculpted fender flares, afront spoiler with LED daytime running lights, a freshly-designed front grilleand widened wheel wells that house a set of 23-inch split-nine-spoke wheels.