Brabus unveils its new “rocket” with a largely revamped AMG GT base, with 900 bhp and excessive carbon.
Brabus dévoile sa nouvelle “fusée” avec une base AMG GT largement remaniée, avec 900 ch et un excès de carbone.
It’s been more than twenty years that it’s good to turn to Brabus to have exuberance on a Mercedes. Much more opulent than an Alpina at BMW, the Brabus is the symbol of “no limits” in preparation. And the tuner has long lived up to its reputation, particularly with the “Rocket” series. The new opus of the saga was unveiled today, just a few hours after the teaser.
So the preparation started with the AMG GT63 S, and heavily transformed it to reach the Brabus standards. The agreements between Brabus and Mercedes allow the German specialist to remove the Mercedes logo and replace it with the traditional “B” logo, including on the front grille. A large body kit dressed in carbon is associated with rims (also in carbon, 21 inches at the front and 22 inches at the rear) and two specific stainless steel exhaust lines.
Carbon is also found under the hood (admissions). Brabus has revised the displacement of the V8 from 4.0 to 4.5 liters. Specific turbochargers, oversized cooling, the Mercedes block now delivers 900 bhp and 1250 Nm of torque to be sent to all four wheels. We’re moving up a notch since the previous Rocket 900 was in rear-wheel drive (S-Class)! And the gain in driveability is there, since Brabus is talking about a 0 to 100 in 2.8 seconds on this new Rocket and a 0 to 200 in just under 10 seconds.
Brabus plans to convert about ten GT63 S, but the final cost, including the donor vehicle, is rather elitist: $435,800, or $260,000 for the conversion!