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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. image00001 image00002 image00003 image00004 image00005 image00006 image00007 image00008 image00009 image00010 image00011 image00012 image00013 image00014 image00015 image00016

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