One of the most amazing tuning projects of recent days has come out of Brabus’ hands in the shape of the 800 Roadster. The monster is based on a 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG, which is, by itself, quite a staggering piece of automobilism. It will reportedly be unveiled at this year’s Geneva Motor Show.
For those that don’t know it yet, the stock 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG is powered by an AMG-sourced 6.0-liter bi-turbo V12 engine that delivers 630 HP (463 kW) and 1,000 Nm (737 lb-ft) of torque – amazing, isn’t it? Well, Brabus has further taken care of the car and upped its output to a whopping 800 HP (588 kW) and a torque that’s close to being ridiculous – 1,420 Nm (1,047 lb-ft). Don’t worry, though, the torque will reportedly be limited to 1,100 Nm (811 lb-ft).
In terms of performance, the car is absolutely amazing – the stock model does the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint in just 4 seconds, while the Brabus 800 Roadster is able to do it in 3.7 seconds. Unlike the regular car, whose maximum speed is limited to just 155 mph (250 km/h), the Brabus 800 Roadster won’t stop until it reaches 350 km/h (217 mph).
The looks of the car weren’t taken as granted, Brabus having also fitted it with an aerodynamic body kit developed in the wind tunnel. The whole array of parts were crafted from carbon fiber and will be garnished with a matte or glossy finish, in the exact color of the body.
The car has also received a set of brand new 20-inch alloys provided by Brabus, shod in high performance 305/25 ZR20 tires at the rear and 255/30 ZR20 at the front. The height of the ride is also adjustable, by up to an inch, from a special control module, through the ABC suspension. And there’s also a limited-slip differential and entirely custom-made cabin with speedometer that goes to 360 km/h.