Brabus Mercedes SL

The SV12 S Biturbo
This is what Brabus
have done to squeeze
out so much power
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The Monoblock S
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The Interview
Here come the replies
on questions we asked the Brabus owner
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The Links


Bodo Buschmann and his company Brabus bring out a further, outstanding car. However it is not really surprising that the Bottrop-based firm now implant their top engine, the all-out 6.3l bi-turbo 12-cylinder motor into the Mercedes SL. But the rates remain awe-inspiring. On the 'CLS Rocket' named middle class Benz, its 730hp turned out enough to set a new top speed world record for 4-door cars.

And so it's not overstated when the press release advertises the new combi-
nation as the world's most powerful roadster. The 'Rocket-driven' convertible reaches 100kph in 4.0 seconds, 200kph in 10.5, and ceases accelerating at 350kph - because of a speed limiter. Without that, the Brabus SV12 S Biturbo Roadster called open-top Merc would run about 10kph more. And also torque output is more than what the vehicle stands, despite some reinforcing mods with the transmission.

Brabus Mercedes SL

That's why it's electronically governed too. As with its organ donor, the über-SL cranks out 1,100Nm, instead of the full test rig performance of 1,350. To reach such rates, the engineers of Germany's most reputed tuning company - as a magazine recently found - gave the full treatment to the base engine. To provide insight into the measures, we have added the decisive sections of the press release to this editorial. Please see the column at the right.

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