“If the devil were to drive a cabrio, we bet this would probably be it.”
Debuted at the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race, the Brabus-tuned Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabrio is now the world’s most powerful and quickest four-seater convertible. Developed in collaboration with Motul, the menacing open-top S63 adopts a sinister all-black look and comes with an enlarged V8 engine with a 5.9-liter displacement. That’s up from the standard 5.5 litres.
The two turbochargers have been replaced with Brabus’ own and these feature bigger compressor units and bespoke exhaust manifolds. In addition, new 75-mm down pipes and reworked metal catalysts are part of the package, as is the stainless steel exhaust system.
With all the tweaks implemented, the S63 Cabrio’s bigger engine will churn a massive 625kW and a tire-shredding 1,450Nm of torque. To preserve the engine’s longevity, Brabus is installing a software which limits torque to a still earth-moving 1,150Nm). All that power is delivered to an all-wheel-drive 4MATIC system through a seven-speed automatic gearbox featuring a manual shift mode via the steering wheel-mounted aluminium paddle shifters.
Let’s talk performance. The sprint from a standstill to 100km/h is going to take only three and a half seconds (down by 0.4s) while the 0-200km/h task is done in just 9.4 seconds. With enough clear road up ahead, the tuned S63 Cabrio by Brabus will max out at 350km/h which is actually electronically-capped because of tire limitations.
To complete the tuning package, the high-performance four-seater convertible has received a beefier body, 21-inch forged wheels, -15mm suspension lowering module, and a bunch of cabin tweaks.
The BRABUS 850 6.0 Biturbo Cabrio is available as a complete car or can be built on the basis of any current Mercedes S 63 Cabriolet.
via Za Top Range