BRABUS 800 Roadster:
World debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show
The Mercedes SL 65 AMG with 588 kW / 800 hp of power, 1,420 Nm of
torque and a top speed of 350 km/h
BRABUS 800 Roadster based on the Mercedes SL 65 AMG, BRABUS
(Brabus-Allee, D-46240 Bottrop, phone + 49 / (0) 2041 /
777-0, fax +
49 / (0) 2041 /
777 111, Internet www.brabus.com) builds the world's
most powerful roadster. The two-seater is powered by a 12-cylinder
Biturbo engine uprated by BRABUS T65 RS tuning. It produces 588 kW /
800 hp (788 bhp) of power and a peak torque of 1,420 Nm. A sprint time
of 3.7 seconds from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) and of 9.8 seconds to
200 km/h (124 mph) are impressive testaments to the car's special
status that is further bolstered by an electronically limited top
speed of 350 km/h (217 mph). The exclusive equipment features also
include BRABUS carbon-fiber bodywork components designed for maximum
aerodynamic efficiency, custom-tailored BRABUS wheels with diameters
up to 20 inches and exclusive options for the cockpit.
BRABUS T65 RS tuning unleashes the latent power reserves of the
six-liter V12 engine. To this end, the BRABUS engine professionals
have developed a BRABUS high-tech Biturbo system with custom
high-performance manifolds that feature integrated turbine housings
and high-performance turbochargers. The tuning also includes four
water-to-air intercoolers, housed in space provided by the BRABUS
carbon-fiber hood scoop. Another custom development for the SL 65
power upgrade is the special BRABUS stainless-steel high-performance
exhaust system. It features free-flow metal catalysts and
ceramic-coated tailpipes with distinctive BRABUS design. An integrated
butterfly valve in the exhaust provides an active sound management on
the steering wheel: at the push of a button the driver can chose
between a discrete "coming home" and a markedly sporty
The newly calibrated engine electronics complete with high-performance
mapping for injection and ignition coordinate the perfect interaction
of the high-end components while also ensuring compliance with EURO V
emission standards. The high-tech lubricants for the entire powertrain
are supplied by technology partner MOTUL.
The BRABUS T65 RS engine produces 588 kW / 800 hp (788 bhp) of power
at 5,500 rpm and an even more impressive peak torque of 1,420 Nm
(1,047 lb-ft), available from a low 2,100 rpm. In the car, peak torque
is limited electronically to 1,100 Nm (811 lb-ft).
In conjunction with the AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS 7G-TRONIC transmission,
whose gears can be shifted automatically or manually with the BRABUS
aluminum shift paddles on the steering wheel, the BRABUS 800 Roadster
rises to the become the most powerful of its kind. From rest the
sports car weighing in at about two metric tons (2.2 tons) sprints to
100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.7 seconds. The two-door car reaches a
speed of 200 km/h (124 mph) after just 9.8 seconds. Top speed is
limited electronically to 350 km/h (217 mph).
To master these enormous speeds at all times, a BRABUS
aerodynamic-enhancement kit for the SL 65 was developed in the wind
tunnel. All components are manufactured from carbon fibers and are
available either with a matt or high-gloss surface finish. It goes
without saying; they can also be painted in the car's exterior color.
The BRABUS front spoiler attaches to the lower section of the bumper.
It lends the roadster a more sporty appearance and reduces lift on the
front axle. BRABUS covers for the side air vents round out the
striking front for the SL 65 AMG.
The sides are refined with custom-tailored attachments for the air
vents integrated into the front fenders and with rocker panels.
To achieve an optimal aerodynamic balance, the rear section is
upgraded with a diffuser insert for the fascia.
As an alternative to the 19-inch stock tires of the SL 65, the BRABUS
suspension engineers have developed an exclusive 20-inch high-tech
variant. The new BRABUS Monoblock R "Platinum Edition"
forged wheel offers the perfect symbiosis of lightweight construction
and maximum strength thanks to state-of-the-art manufacturing
technology. In addition to the innovative construction, this wheel
design also offers unique looks with ten double spokes arranged in two
matt titanium and fully polished planes. The front axle is fitted with
wheels in size 9Jx20 shod with size 255/30 ZR 20 tires. In the rear,
tires in size 305/25 ZR 20 mounted on size 10.5Jx20 wheels transfer
the BRABUS 800 Roadster's power of 800 horses to the asphalt. BRABUS
recommends high-performance tires from Continental, Pirelli and
To give the two-seater even more agile handling, BRABUS developed a
special control module for the ABC suspension of the SL 65 AMG. It
lowers the ride height by about 25 millimeters (1.0 inches).
The BRABUS limited-slip rear differential with a locking rate of 40
percent can enhance handling performance further still.
BRABUS adds even more luxury and custom features to the two-seat
interior upon request as well. The product portfolio ranges from scuff
plates with backlit BRABUS logo and a speedometer with 360-km/h dial
(220 mph) to carbon-fiber and wood trim sets in any color imaginable
and with a variety of surface finishes.
The company upholstery shop crafts exquisite BRABUS interiors from
especially soft yet durable BRABUS Mastik leather and Alcantara. A
prime example for the precision craftsmanship is the leather-clad
trunk of the show car at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show that features
meticulous and precise honeycomb stitching throughout.
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