Brabus Rocket 900. The name should be enough to set the tone for this super limousine.
Based on the Mercedes-Maybach S600 that rolls off the factory floor with a 6.0-litre twin-turbo V12 engine producing 390kW and 830Nm of torque, the luxury limo is by no means lacking.
However, that doesn’t stop Brabus from tinkering with it to take the power up to 662kw and a colossal 1,500Nm of torque; enough to hurl the 2.8 tonne Maybach from 0 to 100km/h in just 3.7 seconds before hitting a top speed in excess of 350km/h.
Those impressive figures comes courtesy of increasing the engine’s displacement from 6.0 to 6.3 litres, along with the installation of a custom billet crankshaft with longer stroke in concert wit ha larger cylinder bore, matching forged pistons and precision-balanced connecting rods.
The stock turbochargers were also replaced with units with larger compressor units and turbines, fitted to the V12 engine with the help of special exhaust manifold, 80mm diameter down pipes, free-flow metal catalysts and a stainless-steel exhaust system with actively controlled exhaust flaps.
The carbon Brabus 900 intake module draws air through an air duct in the bonnet directly from the redesigned radiator grille. The new intake manifold includes a special air filter box with larger cross-section and special filters as well as Brabus’ “Gold Heat Reflection” sheathing to lower temperature.
Finally, new ECU mapping ensures the engine is Euro 6 compliance despite the humongous power boost.
To match the extra oomph, Brabus has redesigned the car’s front bumper, radiator grille, new rear bumper with integrated diffuser, along with Brabus Monoblock “Platinum Edition” 21-inch forged wheels. A set of monoblock G 22-inch wheels is offered as an option.
The luxury limo also sits 25mm closer to the ground thanks to a special module for the Magic Body Control air suspension.
Inside, Brabus can deck out the interior in any colour the customer requests, including two Microsoft Surface tablets, one of which is integrated with the car’s on-board electronics.
The cost? Approximately €500,000 ($A700,735).