Brabus have the Brabus 800 Roadster at the Geneva 2013. The Brabus 800 Roadster is based on the Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG. It features a familiar set of upgrades, coupled with a set of distinctive upgrades. We sent a photographer to take a look at what must be the powerful fully convertible roadster!
The two-seater is powered by a 12-cylinder Biturbo engine uprated to Brabus T65 RS specification. It produces 800hp and a peak torque of 1,420Nm. Performance from zero to 100km/h is now 3.7 seconds, to 100km/h takes just 9.8 seconds and top speed has been limited to 350km/h (217 mph).
The Brabus T65 RS system features custom high-performance manifolds that feature integrated turbine housings and high-performance turbochargers. The package also includes four water-to-air intercoolers, housed within the carbon-fiber hood scoop. The Brabus 800 Roadster also receives a unique stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system with free-flow metal catalysts and ceramic-coated tailpipes. A butterfly valve can be controlled via a button on the steering wheel.
Brabus have fitted a set of aluminium shift paddles for the 7-speed automatic gearbox. On the outside, Brabus carbon fibre bodywork includes a front spoiler, covers for the side air vents, front fenders and rocker panels. A new rear diffuser has also been fitted to stabilise airflow. All components have been tested in a wind tunnel to ensure that they actually produce the desired effect! They are available in matt, gloss or painted carbon fibre.