Brabus has used the floor of the 2011 Dubai International Motor Show to unveil the world’s fastest and most powerful luxury coupe; the Brabus 800 Coupe based on the new Mercedes CL 600.
Based on its name, for sure you already had an idea on how much power the new Brabus 800 Coupe makes. It only makes an astonishingly 800 hp of power and peak torque of 1,047 lb-ft (electronically limited to 811 lb-ft). So how do they do it?
Brabus specialists have reengineered the 12-cylinder engine of the CL 600, with the help of a special BRABUS crankshaft with longer stroke, larger cylinder bore and correspondingly larger forged pistons they were able to increase the displacement from 5.5 to 6.3 liters. Brabus also added up four special camshafts and fine-machined the two cylinder heads for optimized mixture flow.
Furthermore, the standard twin-turbo system is replaced with Brabus high-end turbocharging system which features two custom exhaust manifolds with integrated turbine housings and high-performance turbochargers as well as four water-to-air intercoolers. The combustion air is supplied by a carbon-fiber ram-air intake integrated into the hood.
The CL 600 also got a remapped engine system, a stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system with free-flow metal catalysts and high-tech ARAL lubricants for the entire powertrain.
Mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission with Brabus high-performance limited-slip differential with 40 percent locking rate, the new Brabus 800 Coupe can sprints from 0-62 mph in just 3.9 seconds making it the world’s fastest four-seat luxury coupe. It reaches 124 mph in 10.3 seconds with top speed electronically limited to 217 mph.
Complementing its great performance the Brabus 800 Coupe also features exclusive sporty-elegant design and its high-class interior.
For the aerodynamic-enhancement components, it gets a new front spoiler attached to the production bumper which reduces lift on the front axle thus improving stability at high speed. It also get a rear spoiler on the trunk lid and a rear fascia insert.
The Brabus 800 Coupe rides on a set of Brabus Monoblock 21-inch wheels available in Monoblock VI, E or F designs wrapped in Continental, Pirelli or Yokohama tires with size 265/30 ZR 21 in front and size 295/25 ZR 21 on the rear axle. These wheels are coupled with Brabus sports spring that lowers the ride height by up to 25 mm. While providing the car with great stopping power to counter its great performance is Brabus high-performance brake system version IV.
Last for the interior, Brabus 800 Coupe received a high-class upgrade to match the car’s diamond-white metallic paint finish. The interior upholstery features a combination of white leather and black Alcantara, each with contrasting seams and diamond-pattern topstitching. Carbon-fiber elements in the cockpit add a markedly sporty touch. It also features ergonomically shaped sport steering wheel, scuff plates with backlit BRABUS logo, and aluminum pedals, foot rest and shifter.
The BRABUS 800 Coupe is available as a complete vehicle or can be built based on any current Mercedes CL 600 model.
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